aero·​med·​i·​cal ˌer-ō-ˈme-di-kəl How to pronounce aeromedical (audio)
: of or relating to aeromedicine
: relating to or involving air transportation to a medical facility

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Air National Guard provides almost half of the Air Force's tactical airlift support, combat communications functions, aeromedical evacuations and aerial refueling. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 1 July 2022 After getting her nurses license from Southwestern College, Forman started her nursing career at local-area hospitals before pursuing her passion for aeromedical transport. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 May 2022 Another jet specializing in aeromedical evacuation was dispatched from Germany. Alex Horton And Dan Lamothe, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Sep. 2021 Whitmore was formerly an aeromedical evacuation officer in the Air Force, and then off on a climbing trip in the Andes of Peru. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 4 Jan. 2021 Air Mobility Command, the air component of U.S. Transportation Command, is headquartered at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and is responsible for airlift, air refueling, air mobility, and aeromedical evacuation operations worldwide. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 2 Nov. 2020 The first patient transport isolator for aeromedical evacuation, called the Air Transport Isolator, was developed for the U.K.'s Royal Air Force in the 1970s and also used by the U.S. military for decades. Jeremy Hsu, Scientific American, 18 Sep. 2014 The service is reportedly looking at preparing its aeromedical services, in which transports like the C-17 are turned into flying ambulances to move those requiring critical care. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 19 Mar. 2020 The C-5M would face some challenges in the aeromedical role. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 25 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History


aero- + medical

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeromedical was in 1917

Dictionary Entries Near aeromedical

Cite this Entry

“Aeromedical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


ˌar-ō-ˈmed-i-kəl, ˌer-
: of or relating to aeromedicine
: relating to or involving air transportation to a medical facility
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