hygienist

noun
hy·​gien·​ist | \ hī-ˈjēn-əst How to pronounce hygienist (audio) , -ˈjen-; ˈhī-ˌjēn- How to pronounce hygienist (audio) \

Medical Definition of hygienist

: a specialist in hygiene especially : one skilled in a specified branch of hygiene mental hygienist — see dental hygienist

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