diplomate

[ dip-luh-meyt ]
/ ˈdɪp ləˌmeɪt /

noun

a person who has received a diploma, especially a doctor, engineer, etc., who has been certified as a specialist by a board within the appropriate profession.

Origin of diplomate

First recorded in 1875–80; diplom(a) + -ate1

Can be confused

diplomat diplomate
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British Dictionary definitions for diplomate

diplomate

/ (ˈdɪpləˌmeɪt) /

noun

any person who has been granted a diploma, esp a physician certified as a specialist
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Medicine definitions for diplomate

diplomate

[ dĭplə-māt′ ]

n.

One who has received a diploma, especially a physician certified as a specialist by a board of examiners.
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