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general practitioner

a medical practitioner whose practice is not limited to any specific branch of medicine or class of diseases.
Abbreviation: G.P.
Origin of general practitioner
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Where did she get this experience as a general practitioner?

  • Is it a question of being a specialist or a general practitioner?

    The Wyndam Girls Marion Ames Taggart
  • That was supposed to be bad in a general practitioner, good in a specialist.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • "Why, we've done nothing but talk shop," says the general practitioner.

    The Man from Archangel A. Conan Doyle
  • What was the good of this man who wasn't a general practitioner?

    My Little Sister Elizabeth Robins
  • He might have done for the army or navy; but as a general practitioner he had no chance.

  • The chill turned to that refuge of the general practitioner—influenza.

    Witching Hill E. W. Hornung
  • I could set up as a general practitioner of medicine on the advice that is given me.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
  • Dr. West was a general practitioner, holding an Edinburgh degree only.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for general practitioner

general practitioner

a physician who does not specialize but has a medical practice (general practice) in which he deals with all illnesses Informal name family doctor, GP
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general practitioner in Medicine

general practitioner n.
Abbr. G.P., GP
A physician whose practice consists of providing ongoing care covering a variety of medical problems in patients of all ages, often including referral to appropriate specialists. Also called family doctor.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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