general practitioner
noun Date: 1810 a physician or veterinarian whose practice is not limited to a specialty; broadly generalist

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • General practitioner — General Gen er*al, a. [F. g[ e]n[ e]ral, fr. L. generalis. See {Genus}.] 1. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy. [1913 Webster] 2. Comprehending many species or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • General practitioner — Practitioner Prac*ti tion*er, n. [From {Practician}.] 1. One who is engaged in the actual use or exercise of any art or profession, particularly that of law or medicine. Crabbe. [1913 Webster] 2. One who does anything customarily or habitually.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • general practitioner — n a physician or veterinarian whose practice is not limited to a specialty * * * a doctor working in the community who provides family health services to a local area. General practitioners (also known as family doctors or family practitioners)… …   Medical dictionary

  • general practitioner — general practitioners N COUNT A general practitioner is the same as a GP. [BRIT, FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • general practitioner — ► NOUN ▪ a community doctor who treats patients with minor or chronic illnesses. DERIVATIVES general practice noun …   English terms dictionary

  • general practitioner — n. a practicing physician who does not specialize in any particular field of medicine …   English World dictionary

  • General practitioner — A general practitioner, or GP is a medical practitioner who provides primary care and specializes in family medicine. A general practitioner treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education for all ages and… …   Wikipedia

  • general practitioner — noun a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses • Syn: ↑GP • Hypernyms: ↑doctor, ↑doc, ↑physician, ↑MD, ↑Dr., ↑medico • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • general practitioner — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms general practitioner : singular general practitioner plural general practitioners a doctor or lawyer who is in general practice …   English dictionary

  • general practitioner — general prac titioner n a doctor who is trained in general medicine = ↑GP …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • general practitioner — general prac titioner noun count a doctor who is in general practice …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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