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 Dictionary entry overview: What does medical specialist mean? 

  The noun MEDICAL SPECIALIST has 1 sense:

1. practices one branch of medicine

  Familiarity information: MEDICAL SPECIALIST used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Practices one branch of medicine

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Nouns denoting people


medical specialist; specialist

Hypernyms ("medical specialist" is a kind of...):

doc; doctor; Dr.; MD; medico; physician (a licensed medical practitioner)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "medical specialist"):

anaesthetist; anesthesiologist; anesthetist (a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated)

internist (a specialist in internal medicine)

brain doctor; neurologist (a medical specialist in the nervous system and the disorders affecting it)

accoucheur; obstetrician (a physician specializing in obstetrics)

oncologist (a specialist in oncology)

eye doctor; oculist; ophthalmologist (a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of diseases of the eye)

orthopaedist; orthopedist (a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children))

orthoptist (a specialist in orthoptics)

proctologist (a doctor specializing in diseases of the rectum and anus)

head-shrinker; psychiatrist; shrink (a physician who specializes in psychiatry)

radiographer (a person who makes radiographs)

radiologist; radiotherapist (a medical specialist who uses radioactive substances and X-rays in the treatment of disease)

rheumatologist (a physician specializing in rheumatic diseases)

hygienist (a medical specialist in hygiene)

haematologist; hematologist (a doctor who specializes in diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs)

baby doctor; paediatrician; pediatrician; pediatrist (a specialist in the care of babies)

cardiologist; heart specialist; heart surgeon (a specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart)

chiropodist; foot doctor; podiatrist (a specialist in care for the feet)

dermatologist; skin doctor (a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin)

diagnostician; pathologist (a doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis)

diplomate (medical specialist whose competence has been certified by a diploma granted by an appropriate professional group)

ear doctor; ear specialist; otologist (a physician who specializes in the ear and its diseases)

embryologist (a physician who specializes in embryology)

endocrinologist (physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the endocrine system)

ear-nose-and-throat doctor; ENT man; otolaryngologist; otorhinolaryngologist; rhinolaryngologist (a specialist in the disorders of the ear or nose or throat)

geriatrician; gerontologist (a specialist in gerontology)

gynaecologist; gynecologist; woman's doctor (a specialist in gynecology)

urologist (a specialist in urology)

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