- a physician or other qualified person who is involved in the treatment and observation of living patients, as distinguished from one engaged in research.
- a person who teaches or conducts sessions at a clinic.
Origin of clinician
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Examples from the Web for clinician
Romney, on the other hand, seems to approach policy decisions like a clinician.GOP Loses a Passionate Conservative With Rick Santorum’s Exit
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Francois Bichat, born in 1771, earned high rank both as a clinician and an anatomist.An Epitome of the History of Medicine
Even in this case it is far better for two persons, clinician and bacteriologist, to work together.
Except under circumstances of necessity, the clinician should always turn this work over to the bacteriologist.
Boyle, as a clinician, remained on excellent terms with medical practitioners.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England
Charles W. Bodemer
Complicated chemic examinations are of little value to the clinician.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
- a physician, psychiatrist, etc, who specializes in clinical work as opposed to one engaged in laboratory or experimental studies
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Word Origin and History for clinician
1844, from French clinicien, from Latin clinicus (see clinic).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of patients, not in other areas such as research.
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