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clinician

[kli-nish-uh n]
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noun
  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.
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Origin of clinician

First recorded in 1870–75; clinic + -ian
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Examples from the Web for clinician

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  • Francois Bichat, born in 1771, earned high rank both as a clinician and an anatomist.

  • Even in this case it is far better for two persons, clinician and bacteriologist, to work together.

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    Thomas Wright Jackson

  • Except under circumstances of necessity, the clinician should always turn this work over to the bacteriologist.

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    Thomas Wright Jackson

  • Boyle, as a clinician, remained on excellent terms with medical practitioners.

  • Complicated chemic examinations are of little value to the clinician.


British Dictionary definitions for clinician

clinician

noun
  1. a physician, psychiatrist, etc, who specializes in clinical work as opposed to one engaged in laboratory or experimental studies
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Word Origin and History for clinician

n.

1844, from French clinicien, from Latin clinicus (see clinic).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

clinician in Medicine

clinician

(klĭ-nĭshən)
n.
  1. A physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of patients, not in other areas such as research.
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