subspecialist

noun

sub·​spe·​cial·​ist ˌsəb-ˈspe-sh(ə-)list How to pronounce subspecialist (audio)
variants or less commonly sub-specialist
plural subspecialists also sub-specialists
: a person who specializes in an occupation, practice, or field of study that is part of a broader specialty : an expert in or student of a subspecialty
Subspecialists who routinely treat patients with diseases of the external eye and the cornea … Stephanie Bernardo Johns

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subspecialist was in 1892

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Cite this Entry

“Subspecialist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subspecialist. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

subspecialist

noun
sub·​spe·​cial·​ist
ˌsəb-ˈspesh-(ə-)ləst
: a physician having a subspecialty
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