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
you should always consult a physician if you develop a high fever
Recent Examples of physician from the Web
Salisbury steak was originally invented by an American physician, Dr. J. H. Salisbury, who died in 1905 and was an early proponent of a low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss.
The tip received by police was vague, but potentially dire: a Pennsylvania physician was on his way to the nation’s capital with a carload of weapons, planning to visit the president.
The cost savings are expected to allow around $3 billion to be reinvested into the VA's Choice Card Program, which allows eligible veterans to make medical appointments with private-sector physicians at the expense of taxpayers.
UC San Diego has recruited Dr. Jeremy Rich, a renowned Cleveland Clinic physician-scientist who grapples with the notoriously difficult problem of understanding and treating brain tumors.
The agreement will mean adding around-the-clock critical care physicians for transplant patients at Jackson Memorial.
The bespectacled physician, eugenicist and avowed white supremacist ran the state’s Bureau of Vital Statistics from 1912 until his retirement in 1946.
The company closely tracked key details, such as the number of tests ordered by physicians in their core markets.
Dr. Amy J. Reed, a physician and cancer patient who turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her, died Wednesday night at her home in Yardley, Pa.
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Origin and Etymology of physician
Middle English phisicien, fisicien, from Anglo-French, from phisique medicine
First Known Use: 13th century
PHYSICIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of physician for English Language Learners
: a medical doctor; especially : a medical doctor who is not a surgeon
PHYSICIAN Defined for Kids
Definition of physician for Students
: a specialist in healing human disease : a doctor of medicine
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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