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physician

Pronunciation: fi-zish'un

Definition:

  1. A doctor; a person who has been educated, trained, and licensed to practice the art and science of medicine.
  2. A practitioner of medicine, as contrasted with a surgeon.

[Fr. physicien, a natural philosopher]

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