Physician Definition

fĭ-zĭshən
physicians
noun
physicians
A person licensed to practice medicine; doctor of medicine.
Webster's New World
Any medical doctor other than one specializing in surgery.
Webster's New World
Any person or thing that heals, relieves, or comforts.
Webster's New World

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.

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
patient

Other Word Forms of Physician

Noun

Singular:
physician
Plural:
physicians

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")).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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