clinician[kli nis̸h′ən, klə-]
clinician definition by Webster's New World
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an expert in or practitioner of clinical medicine, psychology, etc.
clinician definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A health professional, such as a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or nurse, involved in clinical practice, as distinguished from one specializing in research.
- A health professional who practices at a clinic.
Origin: French clinicien, from clinique, clinic; see clinic.
clinician - Medical Definition
A physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of patients, not in other areas such as research.