Origin of medical
Examples from the Web for nonmedical
Contemporary Examples of nonmedical
Students with a history of drug and alcohol use are also more likely to take stimulants for nonmedical reasons.7 Things You Need to Know About Adderall
December 2, 2013
Historical Examples of nonmedical
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.