Definition of internist in English:

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internist

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtəːnɪst/

noun

North American
A medical specialist in internal diseases.
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.

Origin

Early 20th century: from internal + -ist.

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