diplomate

noun dip·lo·mate \ ˈdi-plə-ˌmāt \
|Updated on: 2 May 2018

Definition of diplomate

: 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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1879

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diplomate

noun dip·lo·mate \ ˈdip-lə-ˌmāt \

medical Definition of diplomate

: 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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