in·​ter·​nist ˈin-ˌtər-nist How to pronounce internist (audio)
: a specialist in internal medicine

Examples of internist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their mother, a busy internist, modelled no-waste cooking, marinating chicken in sauces that came with takeout. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 It’s been eight months since Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, a general internist, cardiovascular researcher, and epidemiologist became the 17th editor in chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association and its network of journals. Usha Lee McFarling, STAT, 17 Mar. 2023 But ultimately, the test is meant to help non-specialists, including family doctors and internists, to manage obesity in their patients more efficiently. Alice Park, Time, 30 June 2023 Cohen, age 44, is an internist with a medical degree from Yale University and a master’s in public health from Harvard University. Bymeredith Wadman,, 2 June 2023 Low household income, a history of depression, and trouble accessing health care because of costs all contribute to their health issues, according to the survey by lead author Madeline Sterling, an internist and assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, and her team. Gina Ryder, STAT, 14 Apr. 2023 Florida’s newest batch of medical school graduates want to become internists, psychiatrists and other higher-paying specialties. Cindy Krischer Goodman, Sun Sentinel, 22 Mar. 2023 He was elected president-elect in 2022 and in late April assumed leadership of the organization of internists that has 161,000 members worldwide. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas Online, 19 June 2023 Anal fissures occur when there is a split or tear in the rectal opening, says Soma Mandal, MD, an internist at Summit Medical Group in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. Women's Health, 17 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of internist was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Internist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


in·​ter·​nist ˈin-ˌtər-nəst How to pronounce internist (audio)
: a physician who specializes in internal medicine

Medical Definition


in·​ter·​nist ˈin-ˌtər-nəst How to pronounce internist (audio)
: a specialist in internal medicine especially as distinguished from a surgeon
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