anesthesiologist

or an·aes·the·si·ol·o·gist

[an-uh s-thee-zee-ol-uh-jist]

noun

a physician who specializes in anesthesiology.

Origin of anesthesiologist

First recorded in 1940–45; anesthesiolog(y) + -ist

anaesthesiology

[an-uh s-thee-zee-ol-uh-jee]

noun

Related formsan·aes·the·si·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anaesthesiologist

anaesthesiology

US anesthesiology

noun

the US name for anaesthetics

anesthesiologist

anaesthesiologist

noun

the US name for anaesthetist Compare anesthetist
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Word Origin and History for anaesthesiologist
n.

1943, American English, from anaesthesiology + -ist.

anesthesiologist

n.

alternative spelling of anaesthesiologist (q.v.). See ae.

anaesthesiology

n.

1908, from anaesthesia + -ology.

Anesthesiology. This is the new term adopted by the University of Illinois defining "the science that treats of the means and methods of producing in man or animal various degrees of insensibility with or without hypnosis." ["Medical Herald," January, 1912]
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