medical

[ med-i-kuh l ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪ kəl /
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adjective

of or relating to the science or practice of medicine: medical history; medical treatment.
curative; medicinal; therapeutic: medical properties.
pertaining to or requiring treatment by other than surgical means.
pertaining to or giving evidence of the state of one's health: a medical discharge from the army; a medical examination.

noun

something done or received in regard to the state of one's health, as a medical examination.

Origin of medical

1640–50; < Medieval Latin medicālis, equivalent to Latin medic(us) medical (adj.), physician (noun) (derivative of medērī to heal; see -ic) + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for nonmedical (1 of 2)

nonmedical

/ (nɒnˈmɛdɪkəl) /

adjective

not of, relating to, or using medical theory or practice

British Dictionary definitions for nonmedical (2 of 2)

medical

/ (ˈmɛdɪkəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the science of medicine or to the treatment of patients by drugs, etc, as opposed to surgery
a less common word for medicinal

noun

informal a medical examination

Derived Forms

medically, adverb

Word Origin for medical

C17: from Medieval Latin medicālis, from Latin medicus physician, surgeon, from medērī to heal
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Medicine definitions for nonmedical

medical

[ mĕdĭ-kəl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or characterizing the study or practice of medicine.
Requiring treatment by medicine.

n.

A thorough physical examination.
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