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physi'cian's assis'tant




a person trained to perform under the supervision of a physician many clinical procedures traditionally performed by a physician, as diagnosing and treating minor ailments. Abbr.: PA Also,physi'cian assis'tant.Cf. nurse-practitioner.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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