staff

1. A specific group of workers. 2. SYN: director (1). [A.S. staef]
- attending s. physicians and surgeons who are members of a hospital s. and regularly attend their patients at the hospital; may also supervise and teach house s., fellows, and medical students.
- consulting s. specialists affiliated with a hospital who serve in an advisory capacity to the attending s..
- house s. physicians and surgeons in specialty training at a hospital who care for the patients under the direction and supervision of the attending s..

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staff 'staf n the doctors and surgeons regularly attached to a hospital and helping to determine its policies and guide its activities

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(staf) 1. a wooden rod or rodlike structure. a 2. grooved director used as a guide for the knife in surgery. 3. the professional personnel of a hospital. 4. band cell.

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