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English Dictionary: medical by the DICT Development Group
2 results for medical
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. relating to the study or practice of medicine; "the medical profession"; "a medical student"; "medical school"
  2. requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery; "medical treatment"; "pneumonia is a medical disease"
    Antonym(s): operative, surgical
  3. of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art
    Synonym(s): aesculapian, medical
  1. a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    Synonym(s): checkup, medical checkup, medical examination, medical exam, medical, health check
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Medical \Med"ic*al\, a. [LL. medicalis, L. medicus belonging to
      healing, fr. mederi to heal; cf. Zend madha medical science,
      wisdom, gr. [?] to learn, E. mind: cf. F. m[82]dical.]
      1. Of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of
            healing disease, or the science of medicine; as, the
            medical profession; medical services; a medical
            dictionary; medical jurisprudence.
      2. Containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal; as, the
            medical properties of a plant.
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