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 All medical and paramedical professionals have been requisitioned. Esther Cuneo, ajc, 4 Sep. 2021 The Pakistan Army said military doctors and paramedical staff from a nearby base were taking part in the relief effort. Salman Masood, New York Times, 7 June 2021 One in five of the doctors and paramedical staff deployed at the festival tested positive, said Arjun Senger, the event’s health officer. Washington Post, 8 May 2021 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, 30 June 2020 More than 100 aspiring paramedical tattoo artists have completed her course. Cara Anthony, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2020 The victim was a paramedical college student trying to rise above her family’s poverty. Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of paramedical

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Paramedical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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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


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