Definitions for: Medical


[n] a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
[adj] requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery; "medical treatment"; "pheumonia is a medical disease"
[adj] of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art
[adj] relating to the study or practice of medicine; "the medical profession"; "a medical student"; "medical school"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]
1. Of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of
healing disease, or the science of medicine; as, the
medical profession; medical services; a medical
dictionary; medical jurisprudence.

2. Containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal; as, the
medical properties of a plant.

Synonyms: aesculapian, checkup, health check, medical checkup, medical exam, medical examination

Antonyms: operative, surgical

See Also: ballistocardiogram, cardiogram, ECG, EKG, electrocardiogram, examination, scrutiny

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