See also: medecin

French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French medecin, a back-formation from Old French medeciner (to treat medically). Replaced Old French mire, mege, meide, meie, etc. inherited from Latin medicus.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /med.sɛ̃/, /mɛd.sɛ̃/
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Noun

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médecin m (plural médecins)

  1. physician; (medical) doctor
    Synonym: (slang) toubib

Usage notes

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Used for both male and female physicians: there is no separate feminine form, although when referring to a woman it may take the feminine article, la médecin.

Derived terms

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See also

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Further reading

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