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adjective med·i·cal \ˈme-di-kəl\

Simple Definition of medical

  • : of or relating to the treatment of diseases and injuries : of or relating to medicine

Full Definition of medical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or concerned with physicians or the practice of medicine

  2. 2 :  requiring or devoted to medical treatment

med·i·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of medical

  1. He has a dangerous medical condition.

  2. The report was published in a leading medical journal.

  3. Her recovery was a medical miracle.

  4. He opened his own medical practice.

  5. an important advance in medical science



Origin of medical

French or Late Latin; French médical, from Late Latin medicalis, from Latin medicus physician, from mederi to remedy, heal; akin to Avestan vī-mad- healer, Greek medesthai to be mindful of — more at mete


First Known Use: 1646

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