feldsher

noun
feld·​sher | \ ˈfel(d)-shər How to pronounce feldsher (audio) \

Definition of feldsher

: a medical or surgical practitioner without full professional qualifications or status in some east European countries and especially Russia

First Known Use of feldsher

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for feldsher

Russian fel'dsher, from German Feldscher, Feldscherer field surgeon, from Feld field + Scherer barber, surgeon

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“Feldsher.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feldsher. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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feldsher

noun
feld·​sher | \ ˈfel(d)-shər How to pronounce feldsher (audio) \

Medical Definition of feldsher

: a medical or surgical practitioner without full professional qualifications or status in some east European countries and especially Russia

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