house physician



a resident physician in a hospital, hotel, or other public institution.

Nearby words

  1. house of worship,
  2. house officer,
  3. house organ,
  4. house painter,
  5. house party,
  6. house place,
  7. house plant,
  8. house plants,
  9. house rule,
  10. house seat

Origin of house physician

First recorded in 1745–55

Also called house doctor. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for house doctor

house physician

house doctor


a house officer working in a medical as opposed to a surgical disciplineCompare house surgeon
a physician who lives in a hospital or other institution in which he is employedCompare resident (def. 7)
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Medicine definitions for house doctor

house physician


A physician, especially an intern or a resident who cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the surgical and medical staff of a hospital.
A physician employed by a hotel or another establishment.

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