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Pronunciation: felt'sher

Definition: A midlevel clinical practitioner in eastern Europe and, esp., Russia. Similar to the U.S. physicians assistant and French officier desanté.

[Russian, fr. Ger. feldscherer, field surgeon, fr. feld, field + scherer, cutter, surgeon]

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