premed

1 of 2

noun

pre·​med (ˌ)prē-ˈmed How to pronounce premed (audio)
ˈprē-ˌmed
: a premedical student or course of study

premed

2 of 2

adjective

Examples of premed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Mayde Creek High School Arman Thomas Yazdian- Valedictorian; David Liu - Salutatorian Yazdian plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin to major in biochemistry as a premed to become an anesthesiologist after medical school. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, 29 May 2018
Adjective
All this was a far cry from her days as a premed student at the University of the Philippines. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Aug. 2023 The pair lived in the same dorm during their first year at Marquette and later, while both were on a premed track, wound up seated together in their human anatomy class. Abigail Gruskin, Baltimore Sun, 29 Mar. 2023 Course for a pre-premed, perhaps 29 Need to save? Kameron Austin Collins, The New Yorker, 11 Apr. 2022 Organic chemistry is widely viewed as a weed-out course, used to push students off the premed track. WSJ, 11 Oct. 2022 Janett is a biology major on a premed track, and Kathy is a nursing major. Arkansas Online, 30 Aug. 2021 Thompson became a top student at a prestigious Black high school, and in 1955 he was accepted into the premed program at Boston University. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2021 People can be a bit concerned about sounding like everyone else and just like all the premed students at their school. Shraddha Chakradhar, STAT, 16 Aug. 2021 The fridge serves a large homeless population, said Rogers, a premed junior studying biology. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 13 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1927, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premed was in 1918

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“Premed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premed. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

premed

1 of 2 noun
pre·​med ˈprē-ˈmed How to pronounce premed (audio)
: a premedical student or course of study

premed

2 of 2 adjective
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