- a physician or surgeon
- ☆ a medical student or intern
- a medical noncommissioned officer who gives first aid in combat; aidman; corpsman
Origin of medicClassical Latin medicus
Origin of medicMiddle English medike ; from Classical Latin medica ; from Classical Greek mēdikē (poa), Median (grass), kind of clover from Media ; from Mēdikos, of Media
Origin of medicMiddle English medike, from Latin Mēdica, from Greek Mēdikē, from feminine of Mēdikos, of Media, from Mēdos, a Mede; see Mede.
- A member of a military medical corps.
- A physician or surgeon.
- A medical student or intern.
Origin of medicLatin medicus, physician; see medical.
(usually uncountable, plural medics)
- Alternative spelling of medick (“herb of the genus Medicago”).
- Of or pertaining to medicines; medical.
From Latin medicus (“of or belonging to healing, curative, medical; as a noun, medicus, masculine, a physician, doctor, surgeon”), Late Latin medica (“feminine, a female physician, midwife”), from mederi (“to heal”).
- The Median language.