physiatrist

[ fiz-ee-a-trist, fi-zahy-uh-trist ]
/ ˌfɪz iˈæ trɪst, fɪˈzaɪ əˌtrɪst /

noun

a physician specializing in physical medicine.

Origin of physiatrist

First recorded in 1945–50; physiatr(ics) + -ist
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Medicine definitions for physiatrist

physiatrist

[ fĭz′ē-ătrĭst, fĭ-zīə-trĭst ]

n.

A physician who specializes in physical medicine.
A health care professional who administers physical therapy; a physical therapist.
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