physician

noun phy·si·cian \ fə-ˈzi-shən \

Definition of physician

1 :a person skilled in the art of healing; specifically :one educated, clinically experienced, and licensed to practice medicine as usually distinguished from surgery
2 :one exerting a remedial or salutary influence

Examples of physician in a Sentence

  1. you should always consult a physician if you develop a high fever

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Origin and Etymology of physician

Middle English phisicien, fisicien, from Anglo-French, from phisique medicine


PHYSICIAN Defined for English Language Learners

physician

noun

Definition of physician for English Language Learners

  • : a medical doctor; especially : a medical doctor who is not a surgeon


PHYSICIAN Defined for Kids

physician

noun phy·si·cian \ fə-ˈzi-shən \

Definition of physician for Students

:a specialist in healing human disease :a doctor of medicine

Medical Dictionary

physician

noun phy·si·cian \ fə-ˈzish-ən \

medical Definition of physician

:a skilled health-care professional trained and licensed to practice medicine; specifically :a doctor of medicine or osteopathy


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