ETYM Old Fren. doctur, Latin doctor, teacher, from docere to teach. Related to Docile.
1. A licensed medical practitioner; SYN. doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico.
2. A person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic institution; SYN. Dr.
3. Children take the roles of doctor or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the doctor's office.
doser / dosər /
physician / fəzɪʃn̩ /
ETYM Old Eng. fisician, fisicien, Old Fren. physucien, a physician, in French, a natural philosopher, an experimentalist in physics. Related to Physic.
1. A person skilled in the art of healing; specifically; one educated, clinically experienced, and licensed to practice medicine as usually distinguished from surgery.
2. One exerting a remedial or salutary influence.
3. One who is versed in metaphysics.