medical

adjective
med·​i·​cal | \ ˈme-di-kəl How to pronounce medical (audio) \

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 \ ˈme-​di-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce medical (audio) \ 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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Recent Examples on the Web The participants at the time of enrollment were active drivers aged 65-79 years and had no significant cognitive impairment and degenerative medical conditions. Tanya Mohn, Forbes, 30 May 2021 Henry Ford Health System's visitor rules vary for each of its hospitals and strongly discourage visitors who are at high risk for severe COVID-19, including older adults and people with underlying medical conditions. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2021 Scientists believe that stem cell research can be used to treat medical conditions including Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 28 May 2021 Physicians are in uncharted waters for some individuals with specific medical conditions and have to exercise their best judgment. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 28 May 2021 Murthy said rural areas have a higher proportion of older residents without health insurance or with underlying medical conditions. NBC News, 28 May 2021 People who are allergic to the vaccines shouldn’t take them, and patients with autoimmune disorders or certain other medical conditions might reasonably decide to skip them too. Karen Kaplan Science And Medicine Editor, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2021 Meanwhile, Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday said the school district also is working on a centralized virtual academy for students with qualifying medical conditions, in addition to preparing for a return to full in-person classes. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 27 May 2021 Her medical conditions stem from a brain disorder that caused motor and cognitive impairments and vision loss. Jacques Billeaud, The Arizona Republic, 26 May 2021

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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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1 Jun 2021

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“Medical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medical. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for medical

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 How to pronounce medical (audio) \

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 How to pronounce medical (audio) \

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 How to pronounce medical (audio) \ adverb

medical

noun

Medical Definition of medical (Entry 2 of 2)

: a medical examination

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