[ par-uh-med-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌpær əˈmɛd ɪ kəl /
related to the medical profession in a secondary or supplementary capacity.
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Medicine definitions for para-medical
[ păr′ə-mĕd′ĭ-kəl ]
Of, relating to, or being a person trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.
Relating to the medical profession in an adjunctive capacity, especially to the allied health fields.
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