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Definition 1: a licensed medical practitioner - [noun denoting person]

Samples where dr. or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor

Synonyms for dr. in the sense of this definition

(dr. is a kind of ...) someone who practices medicine

(... is a kind of dr. ) a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies

(... is a kind of dr. ) a doctor who practices veterinary medicine

(... is a kind of dr. ) a physician who specializes in surgery

(... is a kind of dr. ) practices one branch of medicine

(... is a kind of dr. ) an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice

(... is a kind of dr. ) the physician who provides primary care

"the primary care physician acts as a gatekeeper to the medical system"

(... is a kind of dr. ) an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)

(... is a kind of dr. ) a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital

"the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital"

(... is a kind of dr. ) a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies

(... is a kind of dr. ) a physician who specializes in angiology

(... is a kind of dr. ) a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there

(... is a kind of dr. ) a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

(... is a kind of dr. ) a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses

(... is a kind of dr. ) a Muslim physician

(... is an instance of dr.) United States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)

(... is an instance of dr.) United States physician who in 1863 founded a medical school for women (1813-1888)

(... is an instance of dr.) Scottish physician who discovered that elephantiasis is spread by mosquitos and suggested that mosquitos also spread malaria (1844-1922)

(... is an instance of dr.) Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)

(... is an instance of dr.) Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)

(... is an instance of dr.) English physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)

(... is an instance of dr.) British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)

(... is an instance of dr.) physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)

(... is an instance of dr.) French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)

(... is an instance of dr.) United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)

(... is an instance of dr.) Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)

(... is an instance of dr.) English physician (1624-1689)

(... is an instance of dr.) Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)

(... is an instance of dr.) English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823)

(... is an instance of dr.) Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)

(... is an instance of dr.) Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)

(... is an instance of dr.) Persian physician and influential philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)

(... is an instance of dr.) Austrian physician who developed a rotational method for testing the middle ear (1876-1936)

(... is an instance of dr.) Danish physician who discovered Bartholin's gland (1585-1629)

(... is an instance of dr.) Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)

(... is an instance of dr.) United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884-1983)

(... is an instance of dr.) English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)

(... is an instance of dr.) Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency (1858-1930)

(... is an instance of dr.) French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)

(... is an instance of dr.) English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)

(... is an instance of dr.) English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)

(... is an instance of dr.) English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)

(... is an instance of dr.) United States physician who first described Huntington's chorea

(... is a member of dr.) the responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient

Definition 2: a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution - [noun denoting person]

Samples where dr. or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she is a doctor of philosophy in physics

Synonyms for dr. in the sense of this definition

(dr. is a kind of ...) a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

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