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internist Syllabification: in·tern·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈinˌtərnəst/

Definition of internist in English:


North American
A specialist in internal medicine.
Example sentences
  • General medical professionals such as internists, primary care doctors, and nurse practitioners as well as psychiatrists, of course, evaluate, diagnose, and treat depression.
  • The primary care physician workforce is also divided into three specialties: general internists, family practitioners, and paediatricians.
  • It is the purpose of this paper to stress the common occurrence of this syndrome in the everyday practice of the general practitioner, the internist, and every other specialist.


Early 20th century: from internal + -ist.

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