[ med-i-koh ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪˌkoʊ /
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noun, plural med·i·cos.Informal.
a physician or surgeon; doctor.
a medical student.
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Origin of medico
1680–90; <Spanish médico,Italian medico<Latin medicus physician; see medical
Other definitions for medico (2 of 2)
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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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.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
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.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
That same period of seven years proved a stumbling-block to others beside the gruff but kind-hearted medico.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for medico (1 of 2)
/ (ˈmɛdɪˌkəʊ) /
noun plural -cos
a doctor or medical student
Word Origin for medico
C17: via Italian from Latin medicus
British Dictionary definitions for medico (2 of 2)
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