a medical practitioner whose practice is not limited to any specific branch of medicine or class of diseases. Abbreviation: G.P.
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Origin of general practitioner
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby general practitioner
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British Dictionary definitions for general practitioner
a physician who does not specialize but has a medical practice (general practice) in which he deals with all illnessesInformal name: family doctor Abbreviation: GP
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Medical definitions for general practitioner
A physician whose practice consists of providing ongoing care covering a variety of medical problems in patients of all ages, often including referral to appropriate specialists.
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