Definition of general practitioner noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


general practitioner

BrE BrE//ˌdʒenrəl prækˈtɪʃənə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒenrəl prækˈtɪʃənər//
(also family practitioner) (abbreviation GP) (informal family doctor) (especially British English) Medical staff
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a doctor who is trained in general medicine and who treats patients in a local community rather than at a hospital See related entries: Medical staff
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