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MEDICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does medical mean? 

MEDICAL (noun)
  The noun MEDICAL has 1 sense:

1. a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person

  Familiarity information: MEDICAL used as a noun is very rare.


MEDICAL (adjective)
  The adjective MEDICAL has 3 senses:

1. relating to the study or practice of medicine
2. requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery
3. of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art

  Familiarity information: MEDICAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEDICAL (noun)


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Meaning:

A thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

checkup; medical examination; medical exam; medical checkup; medical; health check

Hypernyms ("medical" is a kind of...):

examination; scrutiny (the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes))

Meronyms (parts of "medical"):

ballistocardiogram (a graphical recording made by a ballistocardiograph)

cardiogram; ECG; EKG; electrocardiogram (a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph)


MEDICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to the study or practice of medicine

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

the medical profession / a medical student / medical school

Pertainym:

medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)


Sense 2medical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery

Context examples:

medical treatment / pneumonia is a medical disease

Antonym:

surgical (relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine)


Sense 3medical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

aesculapian; medical


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