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clinician

[kli-nish-uh n] /klɪˈnɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
a physician or other qualified person who is involved in the treatment and observation of living patients, as distinguished from one engaged in research.
2.
a person who teaches or conducts sessions at a clinic.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; clinic + -ian
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  • The story used to be told of a prominent clinician that he always examined his patients physically only through the clothes.
  • Another group received placebo treatment from a clinician who declined to engage in small talk.
  • Alternatively, you could be a clinician with experience leading medical education in a related healthcare environment.
  • Once the tumor is located, a clinician might then activate a radio signal that would release a drug bound to the particles.
  • We should remember the statistical skew occurring within a clinician's experience.
  • She felt that she had grown as a clinician and mastered a complex and taxing practice.
  • Certainly my experience as a clinician is that my clients develop more free will as they recover from their conditions.
British Dictionary definitions for clinician

clinician

/klɪˈnɪʃən/
noun
1.
a physician, psychiatrist, etc, who specializes in clinical work as opposed to one engaged in laboratory or experimental studies
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Word Origin and History for clinician
n.

1844, from French clinicien, from Latin clinicus (see clinic).

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clinician in Medicine

clinician cli·ni·cian (klĭ-nĭsh'ən)
n.
A physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of patients, not in other areas such as research.

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