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medico

[ 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)

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 (1 of 2)

medico
/ (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)

medico-

combining form
medicalmedicolegal
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Medical definitions for medico (1 of 2)

medico
[ mĕdĭ-kō′ ]

n.
A physician.
A medical student.

Medical definitions for medico (2 of 2)

medico-

pref.
Medical science:medicolegal.
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