traumatologist

noun

trau·​ma·​tol·​o·​gist ˌtrȯ-mə-ˈtä-lə-jəst How to pronounce traumatologist (audio)
also
ˌtrau̇- How to pronounce traumatologist (audio)
plural traumatologists
: an individual specializing in traumatology:
a
: a physician (such as an orthopedic surgeon) specializing in the treatment of severe, acute physical injuries (as from a car accident or gunshot wound) sustained by individuals requiring immediate medical attention
b
: a health-care professional specializing in the treatment of psychological trauma in individuals affected by severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of traumatologist was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Traumatologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traumatologist. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

traumatologist

noun

trau·​ma·​tol·​o·​gist ˌtrȯ-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jəst How to pronounce traumatologist (audio) ˌtrau̇- How to pronounce traumatologist (audio)
: an individual specializing in traumatology:
a
: a physician (as an orthopedic surgeon) specializing in the treatment of severe, acute physical injuries (as from a car accident or gunshot wound) sustained by individuals requiring immediate medical attention
b
: a health-care professional specializing in the treatment of psychological trauma in individuals affected by severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury
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