pre·​med·​i·​cal | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈme-di-kəl How to pronounce premedical (audio) \

Definition of premedical

: preceding and preparing for the professional study of medicine

Examples of premedical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Alanoud Aljalahma, a 22-year-old premedical student, recounts how the rift between the Gulf’s royal clans threatened to sunder her own family. The Economist, "Cold war in the heatWhy Gulf countries are feuding with Qatar," 21 June 2018 The groom, 30, is an immunologist and a premedical student at Middle Tennessee State University. New York Times, "Nataly Sumarriva, Thomas Beck," 27 May 2018 Jonathan Michels is a premedical student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jonathan Michels, STAT, "Is this the year the AMA finally joins the single-payer movement?," 8 June 2018 Jake Robertson, who will graduate next month with a double major in biology and premedical studies, was named one of the university’s Top Ten Scholars. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "HGTV’s ‘Boise Boys’ is back. No one will say what house they worked on. We found out. | Idaho Statesman," 13 Apr. 2018 The Army needed doctors and sent him to Yale to finish his premedical courses. Denise Grady, New York Times, "Arno Motulsky, a Founder of Medical Genetics, Dies at 94," 29 Jan. 2018 The couple met in June 2012 at the University of Virginia while both were completing a post-baccalaureate premedical program. Blair Saunders, New York Times, "Blair Saunders, Luca Allais," 24 Sep. 2017 Life before med school: The 2007 IUPUI graduate attended a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Harvard University and applied to medical school but did not get in. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "It's a first for Marian: 133 new doctors," 7 May 2017 Vickie Williams, Ms. Hurd’s mother and no relation to Mr. Williams, said her daughter had ambitions of being a neonatologist as a biology and premedical student at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where she was known as Nicky. Alan Blinder And Manny Fernandez, New York Times, "An Arkansas Community Looks for an Execution to End Its Ache," 27 Apr. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'premedical.' 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 premedical

1879, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about premedical

Statistics for premedical

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for premedical

The first known use of premedical was in 1879

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for premedical


pre·​med·​i·​cal | \ ˌprē-ˈmed-i-kəl How to pronounce premedical (audio) \

Medical Definition of premedical

: preceding and preparing for the professional study of medicine a premedical course at a university a premedical student

Comments on premedical

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


concealment of treason or felony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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