medical

adjective med·i·cal \ ˈme-di-kəl \

Definition of medical

1 :of, relating to, or concerned with physicians or the practice of medicine
  • the medical profession
  • a medical journal
2 :requiring or devoted to medical treatment
  • a medical problem
  • an important advance in medical science

medically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of medical in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology 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



MEDICAL Defined for English Language Learners

medical

adjective

Definition of medical for English Language Learners

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


MEDICAL Defined for Kids

medical

adjective med·i·cal \ ˈme-di-kəl \

Definition of medical for Students

:of or relating to the science or practice of medicine
  • medical care

medically

adverb

Medical Dictionary

1

medical

adjective med·i·cal \ ˈmed-i-kəl \

medical Definition of medical

1 :of, relating to, or concerned with physicians or the practice of medicine often as distinguished from surgery
2 :requiring or devoted to medical treatment
  • a medical emergency

medically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

2

medical

noun

medical Definition of medical

:a medical examination


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