medic

1
[med-ik]

noun

a member of a military medical corps; corpsman.
a doctor or intern.
a medical student.

Nearby words

  1. mediator,
  2. mediatorial,
  3. mediatory,
  4. mediatrix,
  5. medibank,
  6. medicable,
  7. medicaid,
  8. medical,
  9. medical audit,
  10. medical certificate

Origin of medic

1
1650–60; < Latin medicus; see medical

medic

2

or med·ick

[med-ik]

noun

any plant belonging to the genus Medicago, of the legume family, having trifoliate leaves and grown as a forage crop.

Origin of medic

2
1400–50; late Middle English medike < Latin mēdica < Greek (póa) Mēdikḗ literally, Median (grass)

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British Dictionary definitions for medic

medic

1

noun

informal a doctor, medical orderly, or medical student

Word Origin for medic

C17: from medical

noun

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

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.

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Medicine definitions for medic

medic

[mĕdĭk]

n.

A member of a military medical corps.
A physician or medical student.

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