-ician

-ician

a suffix forming personal nouns denoting occupations: beautician; mortician.

Origin:
extracted from musician, physician, etc., derived, with -ian, from words ending in -ic

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-ician
 
suffix forming nouns
indicating a person skilled or involved in a subject or activity: physician; beautician
 
[from French -icien; see -ic, -ian]

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