One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A physician, a healer; a practitioner or teacher of medicine; specifically †(the title of) the Professor of Medicine at King's College, Aberdeen (obsolete).
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From medicine + -er. Compare Anglo-Norman medicinour, Middle French medecineur, medicineur, Middle High German mediziner.
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