Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

telemedicine

play
noun tele·med·i·cine \ˌte-lə-ˈme-də-sən, -ˈmed-sən\

Definition of telemedicine

  1. :  the practice of medicine when the doctor and patient are widely separated using two-way voice and visual communication (as by satellite or computer)



1970

First Known Use of telemedicine

1970


Medical Dictionary

telemedicine

play
noun tele·med·i·cine \-ˈmed-ə-sən, -ˈmed-sən\

Medical Definition of telemedicine

  1. :  the practice of medicine when the doctor and patient are widely separated using two-way voice and visual communication (as by satellite, computer, or closed-circuit television)

telemedical

\-ˈmed-i-kəl\play adjective



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up telemedicine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

at a gallop

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommadate accommodate accomodate acommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ