barefoot doctor

noun

bare·​foot doctor ˌba(ə)r-ˌfu̇t-, ˌbe(ə)r- How to pronounce barefoot doctor (audio)
: an auxiliary medical worker trained to provide health care in rural areas of China

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“Barefoot doctor.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/barefoot%20doctor. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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