diplomate

noun

dip·​lo·​mate ˈdi-plə-ˌmāt How to pronounce diplomate (audio)
: a person who holds a diploma
especially : a physician qualified to practice in a medical specialty by advanced training and experience in the specialty followed by passing an intensive examination by a national board of senior specialists

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rubber gloves can help reduce your exposure to dish soap, which may be an irritant for people with hand eczema, Cynthia Bailey, MD, a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and founder of Dr. Bailey Skin Care, tells SELF. Stephanie Watson, SELF, 26 Apr. 2022 Doctors don’t know why some people get dyshidrotic eczema and others don’t, Cynthia Bailey, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and president and CEO of Advanced Skin Care and Dermatology Inc., tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, 22 June 2018 Rubber gloves can help reduce your exposure to dish soap, which can be an irritant for people with hand eczema, Cynthia Bailey, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and founder of Dr. Bailey Skin Care, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, 25 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diplomate was in 1879

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“Diplomate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diplomate. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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Medical Definition

diplomate

noun
dip·​lo·​mate ˈdip-lə-ˌmāt How to pronounce diplomate (audio)
: one who holds a diploma
especially : a physician qualified to practice in a medical specialty by advanced training and experience in the specialty followed by passing an intensive examination by a national board of senior specialists
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