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specialist

noun [C] uk   /ˈspeʃ.əl.ɪst/ us  
B2 someone who has a lot of experience, knowledge, or skill in a particular subject: a software specialist She's a specialist in modern French literature. specialist advice/helpExperts and specialists (UK also consultant) a doctor who has special training in and knowledge of a particular area of medicine: She's a specialist in childhood illnesses. I've asked to be referred to a specialist about my back pain. a leading cancer/eye specialistDoctors and health workers generally
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