Definition of general practitioner in English:

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general practitioner

Pronunciation: /ˈjen(ə)rəl prakˈtiSH(ə)nər/
(abbreviation GP)


A medical doctor who is trained to provide primary health care to patients of either sex and any age.
Example sentences
  • Patients in local hospitals owned by local communities are treated by general practitioners.
  • Perth has numerous specialists in skin diagnosis to whom general practitioners could refer patients.
  • This is usually done by either a gynaecologist, a general practitioner, or a nurse practitioner.

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Syllabification: gen·er·al prac·ti·tion·er

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