medical Definition

  • 1relating to the science or practice of medicine
  • 2requiring treatment by medicine
  • 3of or relating to the examination of patients or the treatment of illness or injuries

Using medical: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "medical" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She is pursuing a medical degree.

  • Example

    The patient was referred to a medical specialist.

  • Example

    The hospital provides medical care for the community.

  • Example

    He has a medical condition that requires regular check-ups.

medical Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for medical

Phrases with medical

  • a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate medical attention


    The ambulance was called to attend to a medical emergency.

  • a record of a person's past illnesses, treatments, and medical events


    The doctor asked for my medical history before prescribing any medication.

  • a thorough physical assessment of a patient's body to diagnose or treat an illness or injury


    The athlete underwent a medical examination before joining the team.

Origins of medical

from Latin 'medicus', meaning 'physician'


Summary: medical in Brief

The term 'medical' [ˈmɛdɪkl] refers to the science or practice of medicine, including the examination and treatment of patients. It can also describe conditions that require medical attention, such as 'He has a medical condition that requires regular check-ups.' Common phrases include 'medical emergency,' 'medical history,' and 'medical examination.' Synonyms include 'therapeutic' and 'clinical.'

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