medical

{{11}}medical (adj.) 1640s, from Fr. médical, from L.L. medicalis "of a physician," from L. medicus "physician, surgeon, medical man" (n.); "healing, madicinal" (adj.), from mederi "to heal, give medical attention to, cure," originally "know the best course for," from an early specialization of the PIE root *med- "to measure, limit, consider, advise, take appropriate measures" (Cf. Gk. medomai "be mindful of," medein "to rule;" Avestan vi-mad- "physician;" L. meditari "think or reflect on, consider;" Ir. miduir "judge;" O.E. metan "to measure out"); also see MEDITATION (Cf. meditation). The earlier adjective in English in this sense was MEDICINAL (Cf. medicinal). Related: Medically.
{{12}}medical (n.) 1917, short for medical examination.

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  • médical — médical, ale, aux [ medikal, o ] adj. • 1752; « qui guérit » 1660; doigt médical « l annulaire » 1534; du lat. medicus « médecin » ♦ Qui concerne la médecine. Acte médical. Études médicales. Déontologie médicale. Secret médical. La recherche… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • medical — MEDICÁL, Ă, medicali, e, adj. Care aparţine medicului1 sau medicinei, privitor la medic1 sau la medicină; de medic1, de medicină. ♢ Concediu medical = concediu care se obţine în caz de boală. Gimnastică medicală = sistem de exerciţii de… …   Dicționar Român

  • medical — med‧i‧cal [ˈmedɪkl] adjective connected with medicine and the treatment of illness and injury: • Medicare doesn t cover all medical expenses. • He has been absent from work for six weeks on medical leave. • a manufacturer of medical supplies * * …   Financial and business terms

  • Medical — Med ic*al, a. [LL. medicalis, L. medicus belonging to healing, fr. mederi to heal; cf. Zend madha medical science, wisdom, Gr. ? to learn, E. mind: cf. F. m[ e]dical.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of healing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • médical — médical, ale (mé di kal, ka l ) adj. 1°   Qui appartient à la médecine. Livres médicaux. Le langage médical. 2°   Propre à guérir. Les propriétés médicales d une plante.    Matière médicale, ensemble des corps bruts et organisés qui fournissent… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • medical — [med′i kəl] adj. [Fr médical < LL medicalis < L medicus, physician < IE base * med (akin to * mē : see MEASURE), to measure, consider, wise counselor, doctor > OE metan, to measure] of or connected with medicine or the practice or… …   English World dictionary

  • medical — index medicinal, remedial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • medical — adj. 2 g. 1. Da medicina. 2. Relativo a médico. 3. Próprio de médico …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • medical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the science or practice of medicine. ► NOUN ▪ an examination to assess a person s physical health. DERIVATIVES medically adverb. ORIGIN from Latin medicus physician …   English terms dictionary

  • medical — med|i|cal1 W2S2 [ˈmedıkəl] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: médical, from Late Latin medicalis, from Latin medicus doctor , from mederi to heal ] relating to medicine and the treatment of disease or injury ▪ medical research ▪ medical… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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