house physician

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

Origin of house physician

First recorded in 1745–55
  • Also called house doctor.

Words Nearby house physician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use house physician in a sentence

  • This was the house-physician, who was to take charge of the case; a young man, handsome and rather dapper.

    Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
  • The boy remembered having seen the house physician, Dr. Carey, at a late breakfast in the café, and got him up here at once.

    The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
  • Through the open doorway her voice tore anxiously, summoning a house physician.

    The Gray Mask | Wadsworth Camp
  • The house physician could find nothing wrong apparently—in fact, said it was entirely a case of heart failure.

    The Social Gangster | Arthur B. Reeve
  • At the end of the half-hour, Lefevre and the house-physician were again by Lady Mary's bedside.

    Master of His Fate | J. Mclaren Cobban

British Dictionary definitions for house physician

house physician

  1. a house officer working in a medical as opposed to a surgical discipline: Compare house surgeon

  2. a physician who lives in a hospital or other institution in which he is employed: Compare resident (def. 7)

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