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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Recent Examples on the Web

Its mandate is to provide consumers accurate pricing information for all kinds of medical services. Steve Cohen, WSJ, "You Can’t Put a Price on a Hip Replacement, and That’s a Problem," 13 July 2018 This award recognizes the township’s emergency medical services for excellence in pre-hospital care of patients who have a serious heart attack. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "City wins appeal in public records lawsuit," 12 July 2018 Heat stroke results in several fatalities per year in those areas, and hundreds of people require medical services or air rescues each year, forest service officials said. Ramona Sentinel, "Town sizzles through record-breaking heat," 11 July 2018 Nursing students at ECPI University in Lake Mary were trained on Thursday on how to respond to and control bleeding in the field when patients have traumatic injuries and are waiting for emergency medical services to arrive. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Nursing students learn how to control bleeding in the field until help arrives," 6 July 2018 Hundreds of people also require medical services or air rescues each year. City News Service, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Emergency closure ordered for Three Sisters, Cedar Creek Falls," 4 July 2018 Crosby is accused of billing health care benefit programs for medical services never administered. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Major crackdown on 'drug dealers in lab coats' nets Louisville doctors," 28 June 2018 The California law at issue requires centers that offer some medical services, such as ultrasound exams, meet specific requirements and be licensed. Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, "Supreme Court says crisis pregnancy centers do not have to provide women abortion information," 26 June 2018 He was then taken to the medical care center to be examined. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Pro Mazda driver Harrison Scott OK after scary crash," 14 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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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 \

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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