medic

1
[ med-ik ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪk /

noun

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

Origin of medic

1
1650–60; < Latin medicus; see medical

Definition for medic (2 of 2)

medic

2

or med·ick

[ med-ik ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪk /

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 (1 of 2)

medic

1
/ (ˈmɛdɪk) /

noun

informal a doctor, medical orderly, or medical student

Word Origin for medic

C17: from medical

British Dictionary definitions for medic (2 of 2)

medic

2
/ (ˈmɛdɪk) /

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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