a physician or other qualified person who is involved in the treatment and observation of living patients, as distinguished from one engaged in research.
a person who teaches or conducts sessions at a clinic.

1870–75; clinic + -ian Unabridged
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clinician (klɪˈnɪʃən)
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 & History

1875, from Fr. clinicien, from L. clinicus (see clinic).
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Medical Dictionary

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

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Example sentences
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.
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