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phy·si·cian

 (fĭ-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. A person trained and licensed to practice medicine; a medical doctor.
2. A person who heals or exerts a healing influence.

[Middle English fisicien, from Old French, from fisique, medical science; see physic.]

physician

(fɪˈzɪʃən)
n
1. (Medicine) a person legally qualified to practise medicine, esp one specializing in areas of treatment other than surgery; doctor of medicine
2. (Medicine) archaic any person who treats diseases; healer
[C13: from Old French fisicien, from fisique physic]

phy•si•cian

(fɪˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
1. a person who is legally qualified to practice medicine; doctor of medicine.
2. a person engaged in general medical practice, as distinguished from a surgeon.
[1175–1225; Middle English fisicien < Old French; see physic, -ian]
phy•si′cian•ly, adj.

physician

  • allopathy, allopath, allopathist - Another word for conventional medical treatment is allopathy; an allopath or allopathist is a physician.
  • pediatrician - Comes from Greek pais/paidos, "child," and iatros, "physician."
  • armamentarium - The equipment of a medical institution or physician.

physician

physicist
1. 'physician'

A physician is a doctor, especially one who treats illnesses or injuries using medicine rather than surgery. Physician is a formal or old-fashioned word.

...a highly respected Victorian physician and surgeon.
2. 'physicist'

A physicist is a person who studies physics or does research connected with physics.

...a nuclear physicist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physician - a licensed medical practitionerphysician - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
abortionist - a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
allergist - a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies
angiologist - a physician who specializes in angiology
extern, medical extern - a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there
gastroenterologist - a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
general practitioner, GP - a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
hakeem, hakim - a Muslim physician
house physician, resident physician, resident - a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital; "the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital"
houseman, intern, interne, medical intern - an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
medical man, medical practitioner - someone who practices medicine
primary care physician - the physician who provides primary care; "the primary care physician acts as a gatekeeper to the medical system"
quack - an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine
operating surgeon, sawbones, surgeon - a physician who specializes in surgery
vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon - a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
doctor-patient relation - the responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient

physician

noun doctor, specialist, doc (informal), healer, medic (informal), general practitioner, medical practitioner, medico (informal), doctor of medicine, sawbones (slang), G.P., M.D. the President's personal physician
Quotations
"Physician, heal thyself" Bible: St. Luke
"Cured yesterday of my disease,"
"I died last night of my physician" [Matthew Prior The Remedy Worse than the Disease]
Translations
طبيبطَبيب
lékařdoktor
læge
arst
lääkäri
רופארופאה
liječnicaliječnik
orvos
læknir
ārststerapeits
zdravnik
läkare

physician

[fɪˈzɪʃən] Nmédico/a m/f

physician

[fɪˈzɪʃən] nmédecin m

physician

nArzt m, → Ärztin f

physician

[fɪˈzɪʃn] nmedico

physician

(fiˈziʃən) noun
a doctor who specializes in medical rather than surgical treatment of patients. My doctor sent me to a physician at the hospital.

phy·si·cian

n. médico-a;
attending ______ de cabecera;
consulting ______ consultante, consultor;
family ______ de familia;
___ on call___ de guardia;
primary ______ de asistencia primaria;
referring ______ recomendante.

physician

n médico -ca mf, doctor -ra mf; attending — médico tratante, médico jefe de residentes y estudiantes en un hospital de enseñanza; family — médico de cabecera, médico de la familia; family practice — médico familiar or de familia; on-call —, — on call médico de turno or guardia; osteopathic — osteópata mf, médico -ca mf especializado en osteopatía; personal — médico personal or de cabecera; primary care — médico de atención primaria; private — médico privado; treating — médico tratante
References in classic literature ?
A few families, united to him by bonds of friendship, he still attended when they required the services of a physician.
A motion of a finger was the intimation he gave the supposed physician to follow; and passing through the clouds of smoke, Duncad was glad, on more accounts than one, to be able at last to breathe the pure air of a cool and refreshing summer evening.
John is a physician, and PERHAPS--(I would not say it to a living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind)--PERHAPS that is one reason I do not get well faster.
Another business, which, however, he puts no great weight on (it is well, you know, to be heedful, but not over-anxious, as respects one's personal health),--another business, then, was to consult his family physician.
As night approached, it proving impossible to quell her insubordination by rebuke or threats of punishment, Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce a physician.
And shortly afterward one of these, a physician, made the discovery that the carcasses of steers which had been condemned as tubercular by the government inspectors, and which therefore contained ptomaines, which are deadly poisons, were left upon an open platform and carted away to be sold in the city; and so he insisted that these carcasses be treated with an injection of kerosene--and was ordered to resign the same week
Miss Ophelia and the physician alone felt no encouragement from this illusive truce.
Paul de Cassagnac, the most inveterate of the French duelists, had suffered so often in this way that he is at last a confirmed invalid; and the best physician in Paris has expressed the opinion that if he goes on dueling for fifteen or twenty years more--unless he forms the habit of fighting in a comfortable room where damps and draughts cannot intrude--he will eventually endanger his life.
Bates was saying something to Emma, whispered farther, "We do not say a word of any assistance that Perry might have; not a word of a certain young physician from Windsor.
Reed when the servants were ailing: for herself and the children she employed a physician.
Her object in accompanying her husband to London was to see a certain celebrated physician, and to consult him privately on a very delicate and anxious matter connected with the state of her health.
And the king said, "Let him be brought before me, who was my physician, that I may tell him how I have doctored those of his house.

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