Of or connected with medicine or the practice or study of medicine.
Webster's New World
Requiring treatment by medicine.
American Heritage Medicine
(informal) A medical examination.
You'll have to get a medical before you apply for that job.
- health check
- medical exam
- medical examination
- medical checkup
Other Word Forms of Medical
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.
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