adjective med·i·cal \ˈme-di-kəl\

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

Full Definition of MEDICAL

:  of, relating to, or concerned with physicians or the practice of medicine
:  requiring or devoted to medical treatment
med·i·cal·ly \-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

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with MEDICAL

MEDICALLY Defined for Kids


adjective med·i·cal \ˈme-di-kəl\

Definition of MEDICAL for Kids

:  of or relating to the science or practice of medicine <medical care>
med·i·cal·ly adverb


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