premedical

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. premature systole,
  2. premature-senility syndrome,
  3. premaxilla,
  4. premaxillary bone,
  5. premed,
  6. premedication,
  7. premedieval,
  8. premeditate,
  9. premeditated,
  10. premeditation

Origin of premedical

First recorded in 1900–05; pre- + medical

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British Dictionary definitions for premedical

premedical

/ (priːˈmɛdɪkəl) /

adjective

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 Formspremedically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for premedical

premedical

adj.

also pre-medical, 1881, in reference to study for medical training, from pre- + medical.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for premedical

premedical

[ prē-mĕdĭ-kəl ]

adj.

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

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