para·​med·​i·​cal | \ ˌper-ə-ˈme-di-kəl How to pronounce paramedical (audio) , ˌpa-rə- \
variants: or less commonly paramedic \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈme-​dik How to pronounce paramedical (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \

Definition of paramedical

: concerned with supplementing the work of highly trained medical professionals paramedical aides and technicians

Examples of paramedical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the middle of the stay-at-home orders, no one wanted a paramedical examiner coming to their home or to take a trip to the doctor’s office for something nonessential; most people don’t want to deal with that hassle under the best of circumstances. Quartz Staff, Quartz, "Covid-19 will forever change the way we buy life insurance, says Brooks Tingle," 30 June 2020 More than 100 aspiring paramedical tattoo artists have completed her course. Cara Anthony, New York Times, "Ink Rx? Welcome to the World of Paramedical Tattoos," 17 Feb. 2020 The victim was a paramedical college student trying to rise above her family’s poverty. Washington Post, "Man convicted in the New Delhi bus rape says he shouldn’t be hung because pollution is already killing him," 13 Dec. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'paramedical.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of paramedical

1921, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about paramedical

Time Traveler for paramedical

Time Traveler

The first known use of paramedical was in 1921

See more words from the same year

Statistics for paramedical

Cite this Entry

“Paramedical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for paramedical


para·​med·​i·​cal | \ ˌpar-ə-ˈmed-i-kəl How to pronounce paramedical (audio) \
variants: also paramedic \ -​ik How to pronounce paramedical (audio) \

Medical Definition of paramedical

: concerned with supplementing the work of highly trained medical professionals paramedical aides and technicians

Comments on paramedical

What made you want to look up paramedical? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!