paramedic

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[ par-uh-med-ik ]
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noun
  1. a person who is trained to assist a physician or to give first aid or other healthcare in the absence of a physician, often as part of a police, rescue, or firefighting squad.

Origin of paramedic

1
An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; para-1 + medic1

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Other definitions for paramedic (2 of 2)

paramedic2
[ noun par-uh-med-ik, par-uh-med-; adjective par-uh-med-ik ]

noun
  1. Military. a medic in the paratroops.

  2. a doctor who parachutes into remote areas to give medical care.

adjective
  1. of or relating to a paramedic or to paramedics.

Origin of paramedic

2
An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; para-3 + medic1

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British Dictionary definitions for paramedic

paramedic

paramedical

/ (ˌpærəˈmedɪk) /


noun
  1. a person, such as a laboratory technician, who supplements the work of the medical profession

  2. a member of an ambulance crew trained in a number of life-saving skills, including infusion and cardiac care

adjective
  1. of or designating such a person

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