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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEDICAL

Mr. Brunton, with eyes flashing with excitement, turned to the medical man.

I helped him in the office till he got me into the medical school.

This was a malady which had not been mentioned at the medical college.

He watched the symptoms with a sort of medical air, as if counting seconds.

A place in which the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student.

These cures are based on the ignorance of the medical profession.

Some of the medical men had drawn near, and looked on in silence.

Among them were three medical certificates which he read aloud.

I am the medical officer, in consideration of a certain monthly payment.

Whereas them medical doctors' wives don't flop—catch 'em at it!

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from French médical, from Late Latin medicalis "of a physician," from Latin medicus "physician, surgeon, medical man" (n.); "healing, madicinal" (adj.), from mederi "to heal, give medical attention to, cure," originally "know the best course for," from an early specialization of the PIE root *med- "to measure, limit, consider, advise, take appropriate measures" (cf. Greek medomai "be mindful of," medein "to rule;" Avestan vi-mad- "physician;" Latin meditari "think or reflect on, consider;" Irish miduir "judge;" Old English metan "to measure out"); also see meditation. The earlier adjective in English in this sense was medicinal. Related: Medically.

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