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Definition of "medical" []

  • Of or relating to the study or practice of medicine. (adjective)
  • Requiring treatment by medicine. (adjective)
  • Informal A thorough physical examination. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "medical" in a sentence
  • "The term "medical home" is misleading, as it refers not to a place but a practice—one in which doctors coordinate primary care for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes."
  • "I personally try to force myself to use the term medical liability insurance rather than medical malpractice insurance."
  • "Thirty years ago the phrase "medical marijuana" didn't exist and as I mentioned before, the thought of legalization in the U.S. was a pipe dream no pun intended."