Medicine is defined as the science of diagnosing and preventing disease and of maintaining health.(noun)
An example of medicine is a pediatrician checking to make sure a child is healthy.
The definition of medicine is a drug or herb used to maintain health or treat a health issue.(noun)
An example of medicine is aspirin.
See medicine in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L medicina < medicus: see medical
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin medicīna
Origin: , from
Origin: feminine of medicīnus, of a doctor
Origin: , from medicus, physician; see medical.
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