An example of medical used as an adjective is the phrase a "medical tool" which means a tool used by doctors and nurses.
An example of medical used as an adjective is the phrase a "medical emergency" which means an emergency that requires a doctor's attention.
You'll have to get a medical before you apply for that job.
Origin of medical
- Medieval Latin medicālis from Latin medicus physician from medērī to heal med- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Coined by Sir Thomas Browne, 1646, based on Latin medicus.