Other Word Forms of Physician
Origin of Physician
From Middle English fisicien, from Old French fisicïen (“physician"), from fisique (“art of healing"), from Latin physica (“natural science"), from Ancient Greek φυσική ἐπιστήμη (phusikÄ“ epistÄ“mÄ“, “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")).
Middle English fisicien from Old French from fisique medical science physic
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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