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paramedical

[par-uh-med-i-kuh l] /ˌpær əˈmɛd ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
related to the medical profession in a secondary or supplementary capacity.
Origin of paramedical
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; para-1 + medical
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Word Origin and History for para-medical

paramedical

adj.

"related to medicine in an auxiliary capacity," 1908, from para- (1) + medical.

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para-medical in Medicine

paramedical par·a·med·i·cal (pār'ə-měd'ĭ-kəl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or being a person trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.

  2. Relating to the medical profession in an adjunctive capacity, especially to the allied health fields.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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