- a physician or surgeon; doctor.
- a medical student.
Origin of medico
1680–90; < Spanish médico, Italian medico < Latin medicus physician; see medical
- 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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Related Wordsphysician, expert, specialist, professor, scientist, surgeon, quack, medic, intern, healer, MD, medico, doc, bones
Examples from the Web for medico
Medico (pathetically, with a view to touching the Dealer's heart).
Not being a "medico" I can not vouch for this, but you can take it for what it is worth.The Emma Gees
Herbert Wes McBride
If you're quite comfortable, I'll step down to the village and fetch the medico.The Devil's Paw
E. Phillips Oppenheim
"You don't have to, Bassett, but it will be for your comfort," replied Medico.Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers
H. Irving Hancock
Like that of the medico, it was out of all proportion; but I could not help myself, and paid it.The Scalp Hunters
- a doctor or medical student
C17: via Italian from Latin medicus
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Word Origin and History for medico
"medical practitioner," 1680s, from Spanish médico or Italian medico, from Latin medicus (see medical (adj.)).
used as a comb. form of Latin medicus (see medical (adj.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A physician.
- A medical student.
- Medical science:medicolegal.
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