internist

[ in-tur-nist, in-tur-nist ]
/ ˈɪn tɜr nɪst, ɪnˈtɜr nɪst /
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noun

a physician specializing in the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases, especially of adults.

Nearby words

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  2. internet service provider,
  3. internet, the,
  4. internetwork,
  5. interneuron,
  6. internment,
  7. internment camp,
  8. internodal segment,
  9. internode,
  10. internship

Origin of internist

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; intern(al medicine) + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for internist

internist

/ (ˈɪntɜːnɪst, ɪnˈtɜːnɪst) /

noun mainly US

a physician who specializes in internal medicine
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Word Origin and History for internist

internist

n.

1904, American English, from internal medicine + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for internist

internist

[ ĭn-tûrnĭst ]

n.

A physician specializing in internal medicine.

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