from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the study or practice of medicine.
- adj. Requiring treatment by medicine.
- n. Informal A thorough physical examination.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to the practice of medicine.
- n. A medical examination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of healing disease, or the science of medicine
- adj. Containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to the profession or practice of medicine; engaged in or connected with the study or treatment of disease: as, the medical profession; a medical man, book, or college; medical services; medical science.
- Curative; medicinal; therapeutic: as, the medical properties of a plant; the medical effects of bathing. Abbreviated medicine
- n. A student or a practitioner of medicine.
- n. A small bottle or vial made from glass tubing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery
- adj. relating to the study or practice of medicine
- n. a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
- adj. of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art
Medieval Latin medicālis, from Latin medicus, physician, from medērī, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined by Sir Thomas Browne, 1646, based on Latin medicus. (Wiktionary)