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Main Entry: 1doc·tor
Pronunciation: primarystressdäk-tschwar
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English doctour "doctor, teacher," from early French doctour and Latin doctor (both, same meaning), from earlier Latin doctor "teacher," from docemacronre "to teach" --related to DOCILE, DOCTRINE
1 : a person holding one of the highest degrees (as a PhD) given by a university
2 : a person (as a physician, dentist, or veterinarian) skilled and specializing in the art of healing
- doc·tor·al /-t(schwa-)rschwal/ adjective

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