Definition of Physician

1. Noun. A licensed medical practitioner. "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"

Exact synonyms: Doc, Doctor, Dr., Md, Medico
Specialized synonyms: Abortionist, Allergist, Angiologist, Extern, Medical Extern, Gastroenterologist, General Practitioner, Gp, Hakeem, Hakim, House Physician, Resident, Resident Physician, Houseman, Intern, Interne, Medical Intern, Primary Care Physician, Quack, Medical Specialist, Specialist, Operating Surgeon, Sawbones, Surgeon, Vet, Veterinarian, Veterinary, Veterinary Surgeon
Generic synonyms: Medical Man, Medical Practitioner
Specialized synonyms: Abul-walid Mohammed Ibn-ahmad Ibn-mohammed Ibn-roshd, Averroes, Ibn-roshd, Abu Ali Al-husain Ibn Abdallah Ibn Sina, Avicenna, Ibn-sina, Barany, Robert Barany, Bartholin, Caspar Bartholin, Bruce, David Bruce, Sir David Bruce, Burrill Bernard Crohn, Crohn, Down, John L. H. Down, Christiaan Eijkman, Eijkman, Etienne-louis Arthur Fallot, Fallot, Gilbert, William Gilbert, Harvey, William Harvey, Hodgkin, Thomas Hodgkin, George Huntington, Huntington, Aletta Jacobs, Jacobs, Edward Jenner, Jenner, Harry F. Klinefelter, Harry Fitch Kleinfelter, Klinefelter, Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier, Lozier, Manson, Sir Patrick Manson, Franz Anton Mesmer, Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Mesmer, Paracelsus, Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus, Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus Von Hohenheim, Peter Mark Roget, Roget, Ross, Sir Ronald Ross, Benjamin Rush, Rush, Albert Schweitzer, Schweitzer, Anna Howard Shaw, Shaw, Simpson, Sir James Young Simpson, English Hippocrates, Sydenham, Thomas Sydenham, E. A. Von Willebrand, Erik Adolf Von Willebrand, Erik Von Willebrand, Von Willebrand, Willebrand
Group relationships: Doctor-patient Relation
Derivative terms: Doctor, Doctorial

Definition of Physician

1. n. A person skilled in physic, or the art of healing; one duty authorized to prescribe remedies for, and treat, diseases; a doctor of medicine.

Definition of Physician

1. Noun. A practitioner of physic, i.e. a specialist in internal medicine, especially as opposed to a surgeon; a practitioner who treats with medication rather than with surgery. ¹

2. Noun. A medical doctor trained in human medicine. ¹

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Definition of Physician

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Medical Definition of Physician

1. In the UK it refers to a specialist in internal or general medicine. In the USA it is a more general term for a medical doctor. (31 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Physician

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physician-nurse relations
physician-patient privilege
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Literary usage of Physician

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Who's who in America by John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis (1903)
"Comegys, Cornelius George, physician, 16-96 Compton, Barnes, congressman, 30-98. ... •Cook, William Henry, physician, editor, Cooke, Augustus Paul, USN. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"GTB BANCROFT, EDWARD NATHANIEL, MD (1772-1842 ). physician, son of Edward Bancroft the naturalist, was born in London and received his schooling under Dr. ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1915)
"Without the consent of the patient, the physician's testimony is excluded ... The enactment contemplates that the physician receives in confidence what his ..."

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