physician's assistant

noun

Definition of physician's assistant

: a person certified to provide basic medical services usually under the supervision of a licensed physician called also PA, physician assistant

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First Known Use of physician's assistant

1970

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PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT Defined for English Language Learners

physician's assistant

Definition of physician's assistant for English Language Learners

  • : a person who provides basic medical care and who usually works with a doctor


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