- medical audit,
- medical certificate,
- medical diathermy,
- medical dictionary,
- medical examination
Origin of medical
Examples from the Web for nonmedical
Students with a history of drug and alcohol use are also more likely to take stimulants for nonmedical reasons.
We needed a nonmedical outsider to take a look, to tell us what we were missing.The Dark Door|Alan Edward Nourse
Word Origin for medical
1640s, from French médical, from Late Latin medicalis "of a physician," from Latin medicus "physician, surgeon, medical man" (n.); "healing, madicinal" (adj.), from mederi "to heal, give medical attention to, cure," originally "know the best course for," from an early specialization of the PIE root *med- "to measure, limit, consider, advise, take appropriate measures" (cf. Greek medomai "be mindful of," medein "to rule;" Avestan vi-mad- "physician;" Latin meditari "think or reflect on, consider;" Irish miduir "judge;" Old English metan "to measure out"); also see meditation. The earlier adjective in English in this sense was medicinal. Related: Medically.
1917, short for medical examination.