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medical Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  2. adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school
  3. adjective requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery
    • medical treatment
    • pneumonia is a medical disease
  4. adjective of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art
    aesculapian.
WordNet

Med"ic*al adjective
Etymology
LL. medicalis, L. medicus belonging to healing, fr. mederi to heal; cf. Zend madha medical science, wisdom, gr. to learn, E. mind: cf. F. médical.
Definitions
  1. Of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of healing disease, or the science of medicine; as, the medical profession; medical services; a medical dictionary; medical jurisprudence.
  2. Containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal; as, the medical properties of a plant.

Webster 1913


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