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medic1

[med-ik]
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noun
  1. a member of a military medical corps; corpsman.
  2. a doctor or intern.
  3. a medical student.

Origin of medic1

1650–60; < Latin medicus; see medical

medic2

or med·ick

[med-ik]
noun
  1. any plant belonging to the genus Medicago, of the legume family, having trifoliate leaves and grown as a forage crop.

Origin of medic2

1400–50; late Middle English medike < Latin mēdica < Greek (póa) Mēdikḗ literally, Median (grass)
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  • That—that stuff the medic made me drink made me feel—sort of sick.

    The Colors of Space

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • You know that Mentorian—the young one, the medic's assistant?

    The Colors of Space

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • The medic will help me with Ringg; that Mentorian girl can look after you.

    The Colors of Space

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • The medic flexed his muscles and said: "I can't take the responsibility—"

    Attrition

    Jim Wannamaker

  • "A combination of weather, soil, et cetera," the medic said.

    Attrition

    Jim Wannamaker


British Dictionary definitions for medic

medic1

noun
  1. informal a doctor, medical orderly, or medical student

Word Origin

C17: from medical

medic2

noun
  1. the usual US spelling of medick
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Word Origin and History for medic

n.

1650s, "physician, medical student," from Latin medicus "physician" (see medical (adj.)); modern sense of "serviceman in a military medical corps" first recorded 1925.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

medic in Medicine

medic

([object Object])
n.
  1. A member of a military medical corps.
  2. A physician or medical student.
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