pre·​med | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈmed How to pronounce premed (audio) , ˈprē-ˌmed\

Definition of premed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a premedical student or course of study



Definition of premed (Entry 2 of 2)

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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, "Top Katy seniors graduate over weekend," 29 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Chisholm, a premed major at UD, earned a spot on the Pioneer League Academic Honor Roll and the UD Dean’s List last season. James Weber,, "Ryle, Cooper record-holders clash for Dayton, Indiana State the day after rivalry game," 6 Sep. 2019 For Aquino, a 21-year-old premed student at the University of Washington who’s also the first member in her family to go to college, the event was much more about beginnings than the end of a process. Agueda Pacheco-flores, The Seattle Times, "New citizens take their oaths in Seattle and around U.S. amid tightening immigration rules," 18 Sep. 2018 Hearts stars character actor Nick Offerman as Frank, widower and owner of a Red Hook record store who’s about to lose only child Samantha (Dope’s Kiersey Clemons), to UCLA and a premed program. Gary Thompson,, "'Hearts Beat Loud': Could Nick Offerman's dad-daughter charmer be the perfect Father's Day movie?," 14 June 2018 Megan Rondini was a 20-year-old premed student at the University of Alabama in July 2015 when her life changed. Steve Helling,, "Parents of Alleged Rape Victim Sue U. Alabama After She Kills Herself: ‘Tragic Yet Preventable Situation’," 6 July 2017

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1927, in the meaning defined above


1918, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of premed

US : a course of study at a college or university that prepares students to enter medical school


pre·​med | \ ˈprē-ˈmed How to pronounce premed (audio) \

Medical Definition of premed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a premedical student or course of study



Medical Definition of premed (Entry 2 of 2)

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