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

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Other Words from medical

medically \-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

Examples of medical in a Sentence

He has a dangerous medical condition. The report was published in a leading medical journal. Her recovery was a medical miracle. He opened his own medical practice. an important advance in medical science
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Liability coverage can cover medical bills, lost wages and death benefits. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Do you have enough homeowner insurance? Here's how to find out," 13 July 2018 Griffin started a GoFundMe page for the family to help with medical bills with an initial goal of $10,000. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Ladonnis Griffin's biggest play ever at Lakota West was a GoFundMe page," 12 July 2018 Donovan said the woman who was punched has mounting medical bills and does not have insurance. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'I am tired of this crap': Milwaukee Ald. Bob Donovan releases dramatic video of attack on George Webb employee," 6 July 2018 Preexisting conditions can define your future Reviewing thousands of medical bills in a nationally representative sample, researchers found that about half of ambulance charges were out of network. Sarah Gantz, Philly.com, "In an emergency, what will you pay for an ambulance ride?," 5 July 2018 When the hospital sued the Markisons over medical bills, Markison studied at the nearby university law library gaining enough knowledge to represent himself. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Athalonz's Tim Markison helping make sports 'healthy for the future'," 28 June 2018 The company has argued that Ms. Daniels’s customer account was severely delinquent and that the company had no evidence of her medical condition or need for an oxygen machine. New York Times, "‘Totally Preventable’: How a Sick Woman Lost Electricity, and Her Life," 13 July 2018 These plans would bypass the law’s protections that prevent companies from charging higher prices to women, older people and those with preexisting medical conditions. Phil Galewitz, Washington Post, "Outrageous Or Overblown? HHS Announces Another Round Of ACA Navigator Funding Cuts," 12 July 2018 Stigma exists because people have been made to feel like mental and behavioral health challenges are personal character flaws, versus being like any other medical condition. Lyndsey Havens, Billboard, "Portugal. The Man Advocate For Mental Health Awareness At Oregon Tour Stops: Exclusive," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of medical

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of medical was in 1646

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medical

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of medical

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

medical

adjective
med·i·cal | \ˈme-di-kəl \

Kids Definition of medical

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

Other Words from medical

medically adverb

medical

adjective
med·i·cal | \ˈmed-i-kəl \

Medical Definition of medical 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Other Words from medical

medically \-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

medical

noun

Medical Definition of medical (Entry 2 of 2)

: a medical examination

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