physician

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noun phy·si·cian \fə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of physician

  1. 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. 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>

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

physician

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noun phy·si·cian \fə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of physician for English Language Learners

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


PHYSICIAN Defined for Kids

physician

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noun phy·si·cian \fə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of physician for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

physician

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noun phy·si·cian \fə-ˈzish-ən\

Medical Definition of physician

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



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