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dietitian

[dahy-i-tish-uh n] /ˌdaɪ ɪˈtɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
a person who is an expert in nutrition or dietetics.
Also, dietician.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; diet1 + -itian; see -ician
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  • About half the people in the study will receive care related to heart disease prevention from a dietician.
  • Any changes in diet should only be made by the dietician.
British Dictionary definitions for dietician

dietician

/ˌdaɪɪˈtɪʃən/
noun
1.
a person who specializes in dietetics
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Word Origin and History for dietician
n.

1845, from diet (n.1) on model of physician. Earlier was dietist (c.1600).

dietitian

n.

see dietician.

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dietician in Medicine

dietitian di·e·ti·tian or di·e·ti·cian (dī'ĭ-tĭsh'ən)
n.
A person specializing in dietetics.

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