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phy·si·cian

 (fĭ-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. A person trained and licensed to practice medicine; one who has a Doctor of Medicine or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.
2. Archaic A person who practices general medicine as distinct from surgery.
3. A person who heals or exerts a healing influence.

[Middle English fisicien, from Old French, from fisique, medical science; see physic.]
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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]
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Translations
طبيبطَبيب
lékařdoktor
læge
arst
lääkäri
רופארופאה
liječnicaliječnik
orvos
læknir
ārststerapeits
zdravnik
läkare

physician

[fɪˈzɪʃən] Nmédico/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

physician

[fɪˈzɪʃən] nmédecin m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

physician

nArzt m, → Ärztin f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

physician

[fɪˈzɪʃn] nmedico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
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"I took her to the sea-side a week since by medical advice."
He had now no doubt that Zeena had spoken the truth in saying, the night before, that she had sat up because she felt "too mean" to sleep: her abrupt resolve to seek medical advice showed that, as usual, she was wholly absorbed in her health.
As for the impressions you have confided to me, I can only say that yours is a case (as I venture to think) for spiritual rather than for medical advice. Of one thing be assured: what you have said to me in this room shall not pass out of it.
"Assuming that Blanche is like most other human beings, and has some prospect of happiness to contemplate, if she could only be made to see it--are we not bound to make her see it, by our moral obligation to act on the medical advice?" He cast a courteously-persuasive look at her ladyship, and paused in the most innocent manner for a reply.
He has not had occasion to seek medical advice in London, and as he is leaving very soon, he did not wish to send for a strange physician.
Will you excuse my asking if Miss Emily has had medical advice?"
Clare was at last willing to call in medical advice,--a thing from which he had always shrunk, because it was the admission of an unwelcome truth.
But she crowned all, and confirmed herself in Lady Southdown's favour, by feeling very much agitated and unwell after the funeral and requesting her Ladyship's medical advice, which the Dowager not only gave, but, wrapped up in a bed-gown and looking more like Lady Macbeth than ever, came privately in the night to Becky's room with a parcel of favourite tracts, and a medicine of her own composition, which she insisted that Mrs.
"My good Taboureau, I am willing to give medical advice to the poor without charging for it; but I cannot look into the lawsuits of a man who is as wealthy as you are for nothing.
From what he said to my lady, while I was in the room at breakfast-time, he appeared to think that Miss Rachel-- if the suspense about the Moonstone was not soon set at rest-- might stand in urgent need of the best medical advice at our disposal.
She had a warm room and a luxurious bed to die in, with the best medical advice in the world.
"One of the reasons mentioned in previous studies for leaving the hospital against medical advice is suboptimal communication, which may indeed affect older minority patients more," said Dr.

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