physician's assistant

noun

Definition of physician's assistant

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

First Known Use of physician's assistant

1970


PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT Defined for English Language Learners

physician's assistant

noun

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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