[ med-i-koh ]
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noun,plural med·i·cos.Informal.
  1. a physician or surgeon; doctor.

  2. a medical student.

Origin of medico

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

Words Nearby medico

Other definitions for medico- (2 of 2)


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

Origin of medico-

Combining form representing Latin medicus of, pertaining to healing; see medical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use medico in a sentence

  • "I gather they've found the weapon," said the interested medico.

    The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace
  • The lady had to be removed to the pest-house, where the stricken medico sedulously attends her for nothing.

  • He represented that he had been staying in the neighbourhood, and was on friendly terms with the local medico here, Dr. Whitlett.

    Mysterious Mr. Sabin | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Behold in me, sir, a learned medico recently come from London with healing for these islands.

  • That same period of seven years proved a stumbling-block to others beside the gruff but kind-hearted medico.

British Dictionary definitions for medico (1 of 2)


/ (ˈmɛdɪˌkəʊ) /

nounplural -cos
  1. a doctor or medical student

Origin of medico

C17: via Italian from Latin medicus

British Dictionary definitions for medico- (2 of 2)


combining form
  1. medical: medicolegal

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