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physiatrist

[fiz-ee-a-trist, fi-zahy-uh-trist] /ˌfɪz iˈæ trɪst, fɪˈzaɪ əˌtrɪst/
noun
1.
a physician specializing in physical medicine.
Origin of physiatrist
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; physiatr(ics) + -ist
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physiatrist in Medicine

physiatrist phys·i·at·rist (fĭz'ē-āt'rĭst, fĭ-zī'ə-trĭst)
n.

  1. A physician who specializes in physical medicine.

  2. A health care professional who administers physical therapy; a physical therapist.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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