American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person licensed to practice medicine; a medical doctor.
- n. A person who practices general medicine as distinct from surgery.
- n. A person who heals or exerts a healing influence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who practises the art of healing disease and of preserving health; a prescriber of remedies for sickness and disease; specifically, a person licensed by some competent authority, such as a medical college, to treat diseases and pre scribe remedies for them; a doctor; a medical man. The physician as a prescriber of remedies is distinguished from the pharmacist. whose business is the compounding or preparing of medicines, and from the surgeon, who performs remedial operations. The last, how ever, often follows the practice of medicine, as does the licensed apothecary in England.
- n. A student of physics; a naturalist; a physicist; specifically, in medieval universities, a student of the Aristotelian physics.
- n. A practitioner of physic, i.e. a specialist in internal medicine, especially as opposed to a surgeon; a practitioner who treats with medication rather than with surgery.
- n. A medical doctor trained in human medicine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A person skilled in physic, or the art of healing; one duty authorized to prescribe remedies for, and treat, diseases; a doctor of medicine.
- n. Hence, figuratively, one who ministers to moral diseases.
- n. a licensed medical practitioner
- From Middle English fisicien, from Old French fisicïen ("physician"), from fisique ("art of healing"), from Latin physica ("natural science"), from Ancient Greek φυσική επιστήμη (knowledge of nature) from φυσικός (pertaining to nature) from φύσις (nature) from φύειν (to bring forth, to produce) from Proto-Indo-European *bʰew- (“to exist, grow”). Displaced native Middle English læche, leche, archaic Modern English leech "physician" (from Old English lǣċe ("physician, medical doctor")). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English fisicien, from Old French, from fisique, medical science; see physic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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