médecin

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See also: medecin

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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[edit]

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

médecin m (plural médecins)

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

Usage notes[edit]

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.

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