medical


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 staff
a medical student
a patient's medical history (=the illnesses they have had)
medical records
(=which show what illnesses and treatment someone has had)
medical attention/treatment/care
The injury required urgent medical attention.
the medical profession
(=doctors, nurses, and other people who treat people who are ill)
>medically [-kli] adv
medically qualified personnel
medically fit
medical 2
medical2 also .medical exami'nation n BrE
an examination of your body by a doctor to see if you are healthy
American Equivalent: physical

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