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med·​ic | \ ˈme-dik How to pronounce medic (audio) \

Definition of medic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of a genus (Medicago) of leguminous herbs (such as alfalfa)


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Definition of medic (Entry 2 of 2)

: one engaged in medical work or study especially : corpsman

First Known Use of medic

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for medic

Noun (1)

Middle English medike, from Latin medica, from Greek mēdikē, from feminine of mēdikos of Media, from Mēdia Media

Noun (2)

Latin medicus

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The first known use of medic was in the 15th century

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“Medic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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med·​ic | \ ˈmed-ik How to pronounce medic (audio) \

Medical Definition of medic

: a person engaged in medical work especially : corpsman

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