What does physician mean?

Definitions for physician
fɪˈzɪʃ ənphysi·cian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico(noun)

    a licensed medical practitioner

    "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"


  1. physician(Noun)

    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.

  2. physician(Noun)

    A medical doctor trained in human medicine.

  3. Origin: From fisicien, from fisicïen, from fisique, from physica, from φυσική επιστήμη (knowledge of nature) from φυσικός (pertaining to nature) from φύσις (nature) from φύειν (to bring forth, to produce) from bʰew-. Displaced native Middle English leche, archaic Modern English leech "physician" (from Old English læce).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Physician(noun)

    a person skilled in physic, or the art of healing; one duty authorized to prescribe remedies for, and treat, diseases; a doctor of medicine

  2. Physician(noun)

    hence, figuratively, one who ministers to moral diseases; as, a physician of the soul

  3. Origin: [OE. fisician, fisicien, OF. physucien, a physician, in F., a natural philosopher, an experimentalist in physics. See Physic.]


  1. Physician

    A physician is a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. They may focus their practice on certain disease categories, types of patients, or methods of treatment – known as specialist medical practitioners – or assume responsibility for the provision of continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families, and communities – known as general practitioners. Medical practice properly requires both a detailed knowledge of the academic disciplines underlying diseases and their treatment – the science of medicine – and also a decent competence in its applied practice – the art or craft of medicine. Both the role of the physician and the meaning of the word itself vary around the world, including a wide variety of qualifications and degrees, but there are some common elements. For example, the ethics of medicine require that physicians show consideration, compassion and benevolence for their patients.

Editors Contribution

  1. physician

    a DOCTOR specialising in diagnosis and medical treatments (other than surgery).

    You can check with the general physician before deciding whether you need surgery or not.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 15, 2019  

How to say physician in sign language?

  1. physician


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of physician in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of physician in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of physician in a Sentence

  1. Jill DeSimone:

    The physician is the ultimate decider on treatment.

  2. Tessler Lindau:

    I think your physician will give you an informed response.

  3. Coleen Klasmeier:

    If you're a community physician it's hard to stay current.

  4. President Charles Rice:

    He shouldn’t be a physician, he lost his compass somewhere.

  5. Boston Scientific CEO Mike Mahoney:

    The demand is certainly high and the physician interest is high.

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