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Is it not prescribed by a general physician? (8)


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'physician?' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for specific that I've seen before include "Relating uniquely to a subject; precise, clear" , "Particular, exact" , "Definitive or exact" , "Particular, distinct" , "Explicit, definitive" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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