medico

[med-i-koh]
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Origin of medico

1680–90; < Spanish médico, Italian medico < Latin medicus physician; see medical

medico-

  1. a combining form representing medical in compound words: medicolegal.

Origin of medico-

combining form representing Latin medicus of, pertaining to healing; see medical
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British Dictionary definitions for medico

medico

noun plural -cos
  1. a doctor or medical student

Word Origin for medico

C17: via Italian from Latin medicus

medico-

combining form
  1. medicalmedicolegal
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Word Origin and History for medico
n.

"medical practitioner," 1680s, from Spanish médico or Italian medico, from Latin medicus (see medical (adj.)).

medico-

used as a comb. form of Latin medicus (see medical (adj.)).

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medico in Medicine

medico

[mĕdĭ-kō′]
n.
  1. A physician.
  2. A medical student.

medico-

pref.
  1. Medical science:medicolegal.
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