- The definition of a physician is a person who is licensed to practice medicine, or a person who is skilled in healing.
- An example of a physician is a family doctor.
- An example of a physician is a holistic healer.
A woman visits her physician.
- a person licensed to practice medicine; doctor of medicine
- any medical doctor other than one specializing in surgery
- any person or thing that heals, relieves, or comforts
Origin of physicianMiddle English and amp; Old French fisicien ; from Classical Latin physica: see physic
- A person trained and licensed to practice medicine; a medical doctor.
- A person who heals or exerts a healing influence.
Origin of physicianMiddle English fisicien, from Old French, from fisique, medical science; see physic.
(plural physicians) Physician on Wikipedia.
- In the UK and British commonwealth countries, a physician holds a postgraduate degree such Master of General Medicine or fellowship certificate such MRCP or FRCP from the Royal College of Physician in UK. In the United States, the term is frequently regulated by State laws, and in all States includes those with the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree, the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, and in many, but not all States those with the D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) degree.
From Middle English fisicien, from Old French fisicïen (“physician”), from fisique (“art of healing”), from Latin physica (“natural science”), from Ancient Greek φυσική ἐπιστήμη (phusikē epistēmē, “knowledge of nature”), from φυσικός (phusikos, “pertaining to nature”). Displaced native Middle English læche, leche, archaic Modern English leech "physician" (from Old English lǣċe (“physician, medical doctor”)).