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Topic: HOSPITAL

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: médical, from Late Latin medicalis, from Latin medicus 'doctor', from mederi 'to heal'

medical

1 adjective
     
med‧i‧cal1 S2 W2
MH 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 adverb:
medically qualified personnel
medically fit
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