[ kli-nish-uh n ]
/ klɪˈnɪʃ ən /


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

First recorded in 1870–75; clinic + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for clinician

/ (klɪˈnɪʃən) /


a physician, psychiatrist, etc, who specializes in clinical work as opposed to one engaged in laboratory or experimental studies
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Medical definitions for clinician

[ klĭ-nĭshən ]


A physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of patients, not in other areas such as research.
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