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1. specialist  (noun) 
an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning

  Also known as: specializer, specialiser


  More Specific:
enologist / oenologist / fermentologist - a specialist in wine making
attache - a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission
canonist - a specialist in canon law
criminologist - a specialist in criminology
dietician / dietitian / nutritionist - a specialist in the study of nutrition
educationist / educationalist - a specialist in the theory of education
fingerprint expert / fingerprint specialist / fingerprint man - a specialist in identifying fingerprints
graphologist / handwriting expert - a specialist in inferring character from handwriting
interior designer / designer / interior decorator / house decorator / room decorator / decorator - a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
limnologist - a specialist in the study of freshwater ponds and lakes
meteorologist - a specialist who studies processes in the earth''s atmosphere that cause weather conditions
optometrist / oculist - a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
orientalist - a specialist in oriental subjects
tree surgeon / arborist - a specialist in treating damaged trees


  More Generic:
    expert


  Opposite of:
    Renaissance man     generalist


2. specialist  (noun) 
practices one branch of medicine

  Also known as: medical specialist


  More Specific:
anesthesiologist / anesthetist / anaesthetist - a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated
baby doctor / pediatrician / pediatrist / paediatrician - a specialist in the care of babies
cardiologist / heart specialist / heart surgeon - a specialist in cardiology
chiropodist / foot doctor / podiatrist - a specialist in care for the feet
dermatologist / skin doctor - a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin
diagnostician / pathologist - a doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis
diplomate - medical specialist whose competence has been certified by a diploma granted by an appropriate professional group
ear doctor / ear specialist / otologist - a physician who specializes in the ear and its diseases
endocrinologist - physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the endocrine system
ENT man / ear-nose-and-throat doctor / otolaryngologist / otorhinolaryngologist / rhinolaryngologist - a specialist in the disorders of the ear or nose or throat
gerontologist / geriatrician - a specialist in gerontology
gynecologist / gynaecologist / woman's doctor - a specialist in gynecology
hematologist / haematologist - a doctor who specializes in diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
internist - a specialist in internal medicine
neurologist / brain doctor - a medical specialist in the nervous system and the disorders affecting it
obstetrician / accoucheur - a physician specializing in obstetrics
oncologist - a specialist in oncology
ophthalmologist / eye doctor / oculist - a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of diseases of the eye
orthopedist / orthopaedist - a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)
orthoptist - a specialist in orthoptics
proctologist - a doctor specializing in diseases of the rectum and anus
psychiatrist / head-shrinker / shrink - a physician who specializes in psychiatry
radiographer - a person who makes radiographs
radiologist / radiotherapist - a medical specialist who uses radioactive substances and X-rays in the treatment of disease
rheumatologist - a physician specializing in rheumatic diseases
urologist - a specialist in urology


  More Generic:
    doctor     doc     physician     MD     Dr.     medico


 

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