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noun

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

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Also called house doctor.

Origin of house physician

First recorded in 1745–55
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British Dictionary definitions for house physician

house physician

house doctor


noun

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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Medical definitions for house physician

house physician

n.

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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