Definition of medical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmedɪkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪkl//
    [usually before noun] Describing jobs, Higher education institutions
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  1. 1  connected with illness and injury and their treatment medical advances/care/research her medical condition/history/records the medical profession a medical student/school a medical certificate (= a statement by a doctor that gives details of your state of health) see also med See related entries: Describing jobs, Higher education institutions
  2. 2connected with ways of treating illness that do not involve cutting the body medical or surgical treatment
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: via French from medieval Latin medicalis, from Latin medicus ‘physician’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: medical