medico

[ med-i-koh ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪˌkoʊ /

noun, plural med·i·cos. Informal.

a physician or surgeon; doctor.
a medical student.

Nearby words

  1. medicine shop,
  2. medicine show,
  3. medicine wheel,
  4. medicine woman,
  5. medick,
  6. medico-,
  7. medico-legal,
  8. medicochirurgical,
  9. medicolegal,
  10. medieval

Origin of medico

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

medico-

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

/ (ˈmɛdɪˌkəʊ) /

noun plural -cos

a doctor or medical student

Word Origin for medico

C17: via Italian from Latin medicus

medico-

combining form

medicalmedicolegal
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Word Origin and History for medico
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Medicine definitions for medico

medico

[ mĕdĭ-kō′ ]

n.

A physician.
A medical student.

medico-

pref.

Medical science:medicolegal.

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