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psychiatrist

[si-kahy-uh-trist, sahy-] /sɪˈkaɪ ə trɪst, saɪ-/
noun
1.
a physician who practices psychiatry.
Origin of psychiatrist
1885-1890
1885-90; psychiatr(y) + -ist
Can be confused
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n.

1875, from psychiatry + -ist.

A psychiatrist is a man who goes to the Folies Bergère and looks at the audience. [Anglican Bishop Mervyn Stockwood, 1961]
An older name was mad-doctor (1703); also psychiater "expert in mental diseases" (1852), from Greek psyche + iatros. Also cf. alienist.

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psychiatrist in Medicine

psychiatrist psy·chi·a·trist (sĭ-kī'ə-trĭst, sī-)
n.
A physician who specializes in psychiatry.

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