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



BrE BrE//ˈmedɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪkl//
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(also medical examination) a thorough examination of your body that a doctor does, for example before you start a particular job He was accepted onto the course after passing the medical. Pilots undergo regular medicals. see also exam Word Originmid 17th cent.: via French from medieval Latin medicalis, from Latin medicus ‘physician’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: medical