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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


aborter one who aborts.
abortionist one who induces abortions.
accoucheur (Fr.) a male midwife.
accoucheuse (Fr.) a female midwife.
acupuncturist one who practices acupuncture.
aidman a corpsman.
alienist a psychiatrist specialising in legal aspects of mental illness.
allergist a doctor specialising in conditions caused by allergies.
allopath one who practises allopathy, orthodox medical treatment.
almner a giver of alms; a social worker in a hospital.
almoner a giver of alms; a social worker in a hospital.
amputator one who amputates.
anaesthetist one who delivers anaesthetics.
anatomist one who practises anatomy.
anesthetist one who administers anesthetics.
aromatherapist one who practises aromatherapy.
audiometrician one who measures differences in hearing.
audiometrist one who measures differences in hearing.
aurist a specialist on the ear and its diseases.
auscultator a person practising auscultation.
bandager one who bandages.
bioethicist a practitioner of bioethics, the study of the ethical problems produced by medical research etc.
bloodletter one who lets blood.
bodyworker a therapist using bodywork techniques.
bonesetter one who sets broken or dislocated bones.
carcinologist a specialist in carcinology.
cardiographer one who makes cardiographs.
cardiologist a practitioner of cardiology.
caregiving the act of giving care.
caseworker one who works on a particular case.
cathodographer one who takes photographs created using X-rays.
chemotherapist one who practises chemotherapy.
chiropodist one who treats ailments of the feet.
chirurgeon a surgeon.
chirurgeonly (Obs.) in the manner becoming a chirurgeon, a surgeon.
chloroformer one who administers chloroform.
chloroformist one who administers chloroform.
circumciser one who circumcises.
clinician a doctor having direct contact with and responsibility for patients.
craniologist a practitioner of craniology.
cryosurgeon a surgeon who uses freezing techniques.
curandera a female faith healer.
curandero a male faith healer.
curer one who cures.
dentist one who treats the teeth.
dentistry the work of a dentist.
denturist one who makes dentures.
dermatologist one who studies dermatology.
diabetologist a doctor specializing in the study and treatment of diabetes and the care of diabetics.
diagnostician one who specialises in diagnosis.
dietitian an expert on diet.
doc (Short for) doctor.
doctor a licensed medical practitioner (verb) to treat medically
doctoress a female doctor.
doctorless without a doctor.
doctorly like a doctor or learned man.
doctress a female doctor.
dosimetrist one who uses a dosimeter.
doula (Mod. Gr.) a woman trained to give support after childbirth.
druggist a person who deals in drugs, a pharmacist.
embryologist a specialist in embryology.
endocrinologist one who studies endocrinology.
endodontist a practitioner of endodontics.
endoscopist one who uses an endoscope.
etheriser one who etherises.
etherizer one who administers ether.
exodontist a specialist in exodontia, the branch of dentistry involving the extraction of teeth.
extern an officer in attendance upon a hospital, but not residing in it; esp one who cares for the outpatients.
externe an officer in attendance upon a hospital, but not residing in it; esp one who cares for the outpatients.
externship the position of an extern.
feldschar (Russian) in Russia and Eastern Europe, a partly trained doctor, or one who assists a doctor on the battlefield.
feldscher (Russian) in Russia and Eastern Europe, a partly trained doctor, or one who assists a doctor on the battlefield.
feldsher (Russian) in Russia and Eastern Europe, a partly trained doctor, or one who assists a doctor on the battlefield.
geriatrician a specialist in geriatrics.
geriatrist one specialising in the care of the elderly, a geriatrician.
gyno (Short for) a gynoecologist.
headshrinker (Coll.) a psychiatrist.
healee a person who is being healed.
healer one that heals.
heartsink a patient who repeatedly visits his or her doctor's surgery, often with multiple or nonspecific symptoms, and whose complaints are impossible to treat.
hematologist a specialist in hematology.
hepatologist a specialist in liver diseases.
herbalist a person who practises herbalism.
herbarian a herbalist.
herbist a person who practises herbalism.
herborist a herbalist.
hippiatrist a vet specialising in horses.
homeopath a practitioner of homeopathy.
homeopathist one who practises homeopathy.
homoeopathist one who practises homoeopathy.
hospitaler (US) a member of a charitable brotherhood for the care of the sick in hospitals.
hospitalist a physician who primarily dedicates his or her practice to the care of hospitalized patients.
hospitaller a member of a charitable brotherhood for the care of the sick in hospitals.
houseman a house physician or house surgeon.
howdy a midwife.
humoralist one who favors the humoral pathology or believes in humoralism.
hydropathist one who treats with hydropathy.
hydrotherapist a practitioner of hydrotherapy.
hygeist one skilled in hygiene.
hygieist one skilled in hygiene.
hygienist one skilled in hygiene.
hypnologist one who studies sleep.
immunochemist a student of immunochemistry.
immunologist a practitioner of immunology.
inoculator one who inoculates.
inpatient a patient living and being treated in a hospital.
internist a specialist in internal medicine.
internship the office of an intern.
iridologist one who practises iridology.
laparoscopist one who performs a laparoscopy.
lithontriptist a surgeon who performs a lithotripsy.
lithotomist a surgeon who practises lithotomy.
lithotriptist a surgeon who performs a lithotripsy.
lithotritist one who performs a lithotrity.
malariologist a specialist in malaria.
masseur (Fr.) a male who makes a living by giving massage.
masseuse (Fr.) a female who makes a living by giving massage.
massotherapist one who practises massotherapy, therapy using massage.
medic a doctor, a medical student.
mediciner (Arch.) a physician.
medico (Coll.) a doctor, a medical student.
mercurialist a believer in the medical use of mercury.
mesmerist one that practises mesmerism.
microsurgeon a surgeon who specialises in microsurgery.
midwife a woman who delivers babies (verb) to act as a midwife
midwive to act as a midwife.
myographist one who operates a myograph.
neonatologist a specialist in neonatology.
neuroanatomist one who studies neuroanatomy.
neurologist one specializing in neurology.
neuropath one who believes in nervous origin of most diseases.
neuropathist a specialist in nervous diseases.
neurosurgeon a surgeon specialising in neurosurgery.
neurotomist one who practises neurotomy, the dissection, or anatomy, of the nervous system.
nondoctor someone who is not a doctor.
nonphysician one who is not a physician.
nosographer one who describes diseases.
nourice (Obs.) a nurse.
nurse to care for the sick or infirm.
nurselike like a nurse.
nursemaid a woman employed to take care of children; (verb) to look after as a nursemaid.
nurser one who nurses; one who cherishes or encourages growth.
ocularist a person who makes artifical eyes.
oculist an ophthalmologist, one who studies ophthalmology, the science of the eye.
odontist (Jocular) a dentist.
odontologist a student of odontology.
oncogeneticist someone who studies oncogenes.
ophthalmist an ophthalmologist.
optician one who makes or deals in optical goods.
optologist an optician.
optometrist an ophthalmic optician; a person qualified to practise optometry.
orthodontist one who practises orthodontics.
orthopaedist a specialist in orthopaedy.
orthopedist a specialist in orthopedics.
orthopod (Sl.) an orthopaedic surgeon.
orthoptist one who practises orthoptics, the science of correct vision.
osteologist one who practises osteology.
osteopath a practitioner of osteopathy.
osteopathist a practitioner of osteopathy.
outpatient a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment.
ovariotomist one who carries out ovariotomies.
paediatrician a specialist in children's ailments.
paediatrist a specialist in child care.
parabolanus in the early eastern church, a layman who tends the sick.
paradoctor a doctor who parachutes to patients in remote areas.
paramedic helping doctors or supplementing medical work; (noun) a paramedical worker.
paramedical helping doctors or supplementing medical work; (noun) a paramedical worker.
paramedico a paradoctor, a doctor who parachutes to patients in remote areas.
pathologist a specialist in pathology.
pediatrician a specialist in pediatrics.
pediatrist a specialist in child care.
pedicurist one who cares for the feet.
pedologist one who studies the growth and development of children.
perfusionist the member of a surgical team administering continuous blood transfusion.
periodontist a dentist specialising in periodontics.
pharmaceutist one who prepares medicines.
pharmacist a person licensed to engage in pharmacy.
pharmacognosist a practitioner of pharmacognosy, the study of drugs of animal and plant origin.
pharyngologist a specialist in pharyngology, the study of the throat.
phlebotomist one who carries out phlebotomies.
phrenologist a practitioner of phrenology.
physiatrist a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
physician a doctor; someone legally qualified to practise medicine.
physiciancy the post or office of physician.
physicianer a doctor; someone legally qualified to practise medicine.
physiologist a student of physiology.
physiotherapist one who practises physiotherapy.
pneumonologist one who studies pneumonology.
podiatrist one who practises podiatry.
podologist one who practises podology, the study of the feet.
premed a student preparing for the study of medicine.
premedic a student preparing for the study of medicine.
proctologist a specialist in proctology.
prosector one who dissects bodies in anatomical lectures.
prosectorial of or like a prosector, one who dissects bodies in anatomical lectures.
prosthetist one who makes prosthetics.
prosthodontist a specialist in prosthodontics.
psychiater (Arch.) a psychiatrist.
psychiatrist one who practises psychiatry.
psychoanalyst a practitioner of psychoanalysis.
psychosurgeon a practitioner of psychosurgery.
psychotherapist a practitioner of psychotherapy.
pulmonologist a consultant in pulmonology, the study of the lungs.
radiographer one who practises radiography.
radiologist a physician specializing in medical radiology.
radiotherapist one who practises radiotherapy.
registrar a middle-ranking hospital doctor undergoing training as a specialist or consultant.
respirologist a student of respirology.
retinoscopist one who uses a retinoscope, an instrument for measuring and viewing the retina.
rheumatologist one who studies rheumatology.
roentgenologist one who studies roentgenology.
serologist one who studies sera.
sicknurse a nurse who attends the sick (verb) to act in the manner of a sicknurse.
solidist an advocate of, or believer in, solidism, the doctrine that refers all diseases to morbid changes of the solid parts of the body.
stomatologist a person who works in stomatology.
suicidologist a student of suicidology.
supernurse a highly experienced nurse paid to remain in the field of direct patient care rather than seek promotion to a management post.
supersurgeon an exceptional surgeon.
surgeon one who practices surgery.
surgeoncy the office or employment of a surgeon, as in the naval or military service.
surgeonship the office of surgeon.
thanatologist one who studies thanatology.
therapeutist a person skilled in therapeutics.
therapist one who practises therapy.
toxicologist an expert in toxicology.
transfusionist a doctor who performs transfusions.
trephiner a surgeon who uses a trephine.
vaccinator one who vaccinates.
variolator a person who carries out variolation.
vet an animal doctor; (verb) to examine closely.
veterinary a person trained in the treatment of diseases of domestic animals.
zambuck (NZ sl.) a member of the St John's ambulance brigade, esp one on duty at a sporting event.
zambuk (NZ sl.) a member of the St John's ambulance brigade, esp one on duty at a sporting event.
zooperist one who experiments on lower animals.