[med-i-kuh l] /ˈmɛd ɪ kəl/
of or relating to the science or practice of :
medical history; medical treatment.
curative; medicinal; therapeutic:
pertaining to or requiring treatment by other than surgical means.
pertaining to or giving evidence of the state of one’s health:
a medical discharge from the army; a medical examination.
something done or received in regard to the state of one’s health, as a medical examination.
not of, relating to, or using medical theory or practice
of or relating to the science of medicine or to the treatment of patients by drugs, etc, as opposed to surgery
a less common word for medicinal
(informal) a medical examination
1640s, from French médical, from Late Latin medicalis “of a physician,” from Latin medicus “physician, surgeon, medical man” (n.); “healing, madicinal” (adj.), from mederi “to heal, give medical attention to, cure,” originally “know the best course for,” from an early specialization of the PIE root *med- “to measure, limit, consider, advise, take appropriate measures” (cf. Greek medomai “be mindful of,” medein “to rule;” Avestan vi-mad- “physician;” Latin meditari “think or reflect on, consider;” Irish miduir “judge;” Old English metan “to measure out”); also see meditation. The earlier adjective in English in this sense was medicinal. Related: Medically.
1917, short for medical examination.
medical med·i·cal (měd’ĭ-kəl)
A thorough physical examination.
[med-i-kuh l] /ˈmɛd ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the science or practice of : medical history; medical treatment. 2. curative; medicinal; therapeutic: medical properties. 3. pertaining to or requiring treatment by other than surgical means. 4. pertaining to or giving evidence of the state of one’s health: a medical discharge from the […]
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