(plural physicians) Physician on Wikipedia.
- A practitioner of physic, i.e. a specialist in internal medicine, especially as opposed to a surgeon; a practitioner who treats with medication rather than with surgery.
- A medical doctor trained in human medicine.
From Middle English fisicien, from Old French fisicÃ¯en (“physician"), from fisique (“art of healing"), from Latin physica (“natural science"), from Ancient Greek Ï†Ï…ÏƒÎ¹ÎºÎ® á¼Ï€Î¹ÏƒÏ„Î®Î¼Î· (phusikÄ“ epistÄ“mÄ“, “knowledge of nature"), from Ï†Ï…ÏƒÎ¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (phusikos, “pertaining to nature"). Displaced native Middle English lÃ¦che, leche, archaic Modern English leech "physician" (from Old English lÇ£Ä‹e (“physician, medical doctor")).