[ kli-nish-uhn ]
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  1. a physician or other qualified person who is involved in the treatment and observation of living patients, as distinguished from one engaged in research.

  2. a person who teaches or conducts sessions at a clinic.

Origin of clinician

First recorded in 1870–75; clinic + -ian

Words Nearby clinician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use clinician in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for clinician


/ (klɪˈnɪʃən) /

  1. a physician, psychiatrist, etc, who specializes in clinical work as opposed to one engaged in laboratory or experimental studies

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