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paramedic

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[ par-uh-med-ik ]
/ ˌpær əˈmɛd ɪk /
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noun
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.
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Origin of paramedic

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

Other definitions for paramedic (2 of 2)

paramedic2
[ noun par-uh-med-ik, par-uh-med-; adjective par-uh-med-ik ]
/ noun ˌpær əˈmɛd ɪk, ˈpær əˌmɛd-; adjective ˌpær əˈmɛd ɪk /

noun
Military. a medic in the paratroops.
a doctor who parachutes into remote areas to give medical care.
adjective
of or relating to a paramedic or to paramedics.

Origin of paramedic

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An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; para-3 + medic1
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British Dictionary definitions for paramedic

paramedic

paramedical

/ (ˌpærəˈmedɪk) /

noun
a person, such as a laboratory technician, who supplements the work of the medical profession
a member of an ambulance crew trained in a number of life-saving skills, including infusion and cardiac care
adjective
of or designating such a person
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Medical definitions for paramedic

paramedic
[ păr′ə-mĕdĭk ]

n.
A person who is trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.
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