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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.]

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 ?
But Physician was a composed man, who performed neither on his own trumpet, nor on the trumpets of other people.
This king was a leper, and all his doctors had been unable to cure him, when a very clever physician came to his court.
As his studies, at a previous period of his life, had made him extensively acquainted with the medical science of the day, it was as a physician that he presented himself and as such was cordially received.
Some old stagers held back so that they might be seen by the physician himself, but they seldom succeeded in this; and only three or four, whose condition seemed to demand his attention, were kept.
This pulse was full of such fatal indications, that the physician continued, notwithstanding the interruptions of the patient: "Put down the years of the Fronde at four each, and you have lived eighty-two years.
To say the truth, every physician almost hath his favourite disease, to which he ascribes all the victories obtained over human nature.
AN OLD WOMAN having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing.
The physician, being called to attend the sick person, would look at him, and say, "It is the small-pox
And while speaking in this courteous fashion he cast an uneasy and scrutinizing glance from the physician to his companion.
All this, however, has nothing to do with what I have to tell; I thought it might amuse a physician.
Do you mean, for example, that he who is mistaken about the sick is a physician in that he is mistaken?
The physician who first warned me of the critical state of my mother's health is anxious to hear what I can tell him of her last moments.

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