[ pree-med-i-kuh l ]
/ priˈmɛd ɪ kəl /


of or relating to studies in preparation for the formal study of medicine: a premedical course.

Origin of premedical

First recorded in 1900–05; pre- + medical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for premedical

/ (priːˈmɛdɪkəl) /


of or relating to a course of study prerequisite for entering medical school
of or relating to a person engaged in such a course of studya premedical student

Derived forms of premedical

premedically, adverb
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Medical definitions for premedical

[ prē-mĕdĭ-kəl ]


Preparing for or relating to the studies that prepare one for the study of medicine.
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