aero·​med·​i·​cal | \ ˌer-ō-ˈme-di-kəl How to pronounce aeromedical (audio) \

Definition of aeromedical

1 : of or relating to aeromedicine
2 : relating to or involving air transportation to a medical facility

Examples of aeromedical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters displayed behind them paid homage to Yeager’s time as an aeromedical evacuation pilot. Daniel Langhorne,, 30 June 2019 Emergency service agencies across the state are planning to stage aeromedical units, ambulances, and other motorized vehicles, such as ATVs and electric carts, in critical areas that are medically underserved. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of aeromedical

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aeromedical

aero- + medical

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10 Oct 2021

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“Aeromedical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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aero·​med·​i·​cal | \ ˌar-ō-ˈmed-i-kəl, ˌer- \

Medical Definition of aeromedical

1 : of or relating to aeromedicine
2 : relating to or involving air transportation to a medical facility


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