Origin of medical
Related Words for medicalpharmaceutical, therapeutic, preventive, medicinal, tonic, prophylactic, cathartic, sedative, restorative, curative, narcotic, disinfectant, healing, corrective, aesculapian, salutary, alleviating, pathological, peptic, iatric
Examples from the Web for medical
Contemporary Examples of medical
The court ruled she lacked the maturity to make her own medical decisions.Should Teens Have The Right To Die?
January 8, 2015
Doubling down on Schedule I is, at best, a deranged way to push Americans away from “medical,” and toward recreational, use.Obama’s Pot Policy Is Refer Madness
January 5, 2015
But medical experts say being able to take advantage of American health care almost certainly prolonged his life.Final Chapter for Accused Africa Bomber
January 4, 2015
But the medical examiner reported that Brinsley had eaten nothing at all.Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours
December 31, 2014
Whether or not Hippocrates ever actually said “First, do no harm,” the axiom is central to medical ethics.Why So Many Surgeons Are Psychos
December 17, 2014
Historical Examples of medical
Mr. Brunton, with eyes flashing with excitement, turned to the medical man.Life in London
I helped him in the office till he got me into the medical school.
This was a malady which had not been mentioned at the medical college.
He watched the symptoms with a sort of medical air, as if counting seconds.The Secret Agent
A place in which the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student.The Devil's Dictionary
Word Origin for medical
1640s, from French médical, from Late Latin medicalis "of a physician," from Latin medicus "physician, surgeon, medical man" (n.); "healing, madicinal" (adj.), from mederi "to heal, give medical attention to, cure," originally "know the best course for," from an early specialization of the PIE root *med- "to measure, limit, consider, advise, take appropriate measures" (cf. Greek medomai "be mindful of," medein "to rule;" Avestan vi-mad- "physician;" Latin meditari "think or reflect on, consider;" Irish miduir "judge;" Old English metan "to measure out"); also see meditation. The earlier adjective in English in this sense was medicinal. Related: Medically.
1917, short for medical examination.