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Doctor vs. Clinician

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Doctornoun

A physician; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick or injured. The final examination and qualification may award a doctor degree in which case the post-nominal letters are D.O., DPM, M.D., DMD, DDS, in the US or MBBS in the UK.

‘If you still feel unwell tomorrow, see your doctor.’;

Cliniciannoun

A healthcare provider working in a clinic or hospital.

Doctornoun

A person who has attained a doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Th.D. or one of many other terminal degrees conferred by a college or university.

Cliniciannoun

a practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments

Doctornoun

A veterinarian; a medical practitioner who treats non-human animals.

Clinician

A clinician is a health care professional who works as a caregiver of a patient in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, clinic, or patient's home. Clinicians work directly with patients rather than in a laboratory or as a researcher.

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Doctornoun

A nickname for a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions.

Doctornoun

(obsolete) A teacher; one skilled in a profession or a branch of knowledge; a learned man.

Doctornoun

(dated) Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency.

‘the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous colouring matter’; ‘the doctor, or auxiliary engine, also called "donkey engine"’;

Doctornoun

A fish, the friar skate.

Doctorverb

(transitive) To act as a medical doctor to.

‘Her children doctored her back to health.’;

Doctorverb

To act as a medical doctor.

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Doctorverb

(transitive) To make (someone) into an (academic) doctor; to confer a doctorate upon.

Doctorverb

(transitive) To physically alter (medically or surgically) a living being in order to change growth or behavior.

‘They doctored their apple trees by vigorous pruning, and now the dwarfed trees are easier to pick.’; ‘We may legally doctor a pet to reduce its libido.’;

Doctorverb

(transitive) To genetically alter an extant species.

‘Mendel's discoveries showed how the evolution of a species may be doctored.’;

Doctorverb

(transitive) To alter or make obscure, as with the intention to deceive, especially a document.

‘To doctor the signature of an instrument with intent to defraud is an example of forgery.’;

Doctorverb

To take medicine.

Doctornoun

A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge; a learned man.

‘One of the doctors of Italy, Nicholas Macciavel.’;

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Doctornoun

An academical title, originally meaning a man so well versed in his department as to be qualified to teach it. Hence: One who has taken the highest degree conferred by a university or college, or has received a diploma of the highest degree; as, a doctor of divinity, of law, of medicine, of music, or of philosophy. Such diplomas may confer an honorary title only.

Doctornoun

One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.

‘By medicine life may be prolonged, yet deathWill seize the doctor too.’;

Doctornoun

Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency; as, the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous coloring matter; the doctor, or auxiliary engine, called also donkey engine.

Doctornoun

The friar skate.

Doctorverb

To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.

Doctorverb

To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.

Doctorverb

To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky.

Doctorverb

To practice physic.

Doctornoun

a licensed medical practitioner;

‘I felt so bad I went to see my doctor’;

Doctornoun

(Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the othodoxy of their theological teaching;

‘the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages’;

Doctornoun

children take the roles of doctor or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the doctor's office;

‘the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor’;

Doctornoun

a person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic institution;

‘she is a doctor of philosophy in physics’;

Doctorverb

alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive;

‘Sophisticate rose water with geraniol’;

Doctorverb

give medical treatment to

Doctorverb

restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;

‘She repaired her TV set’; ‘Repair my shoes please’;

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