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physician's assistant

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noun

a person trained to perform under the supervision of a physician many clinical procedures traditionally performed by a physician, as diagnosing and treating minor ailments. Abbreviation: PA

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physician's assistant
[ fĭ-zĭshənz ]

n. pl. physicians' assistants

A person trained and licensed to provide basic medical services, usually under the supervision of a physician.
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