family doctor

fam·i·ly doc·tor
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee dok-ter]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li ˈdɒk tər/
    • /ˈfæməli ˈdɒktə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee dok-ter]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li ˈdɒk tər/

Definitions of family doctor words

  • noun family doctor a general practitioner. 1
  • countable noun family doctor A family doctor is a doctor who does not specialize in any particular area of medicine, but who has a medical practice in which he or she treats all types of illness. 0
  • noun family doctor a doctor, often a general practitioner, who looks after the health of the members of a family and keeps their medical histories 0
  • noun family doctor A practitioner of family medicine. 0

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Origin of family doctor

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Family doctor


family doctor popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

family doctor usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for family doctor

noun family doctor

  • gp — doctor: general practitioner
  • family physician — a general practitioner.
  • family practitioner — medical specialization in general practice, requiring training beyond that of general practice and leading to board certification.

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