medic

1 [med-ik]
noun
1.
a member of a military medical corps; corpsman.
2.
a doctor or intern.
3.
a medical student.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin medicus; see medical

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medic

2 [med-ik]
noun
any plant belonging to the genus Medicago, of the legume family, having trifoliate leaves and grown as a forage crop.
Also, medick.
Compare alfalfa, bur clover.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English medike < Latin mēdica < Greek (póa) Mēdikḗ literally, Median (grass)

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medic1 (ˈmɛdɪk)
 
n
informal a doctor, medical orderly, or medical student
 
[C17: from medical]

medic2 (ˈmɛdɪk)
 
n
the usual US spelling of medick

medick or (US) medic (ˈmɛdɪk)
 
n
any small leguminous plant of the genus Medicago, such as black medick or sickle medick, having yellow or purple flowers and trifoliate leaves
 
[C15: from Latin mēdica, from Greek mēdikē (poa) Median (grass), a type of clover]
 
medic or (US) medic
 
n
 
[C15: from Latin mēdica, from Greek mēdikē (poa) Median (grass), a type of clover]

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Word Origin & History

medic
1659, "physician, medical student," from L. medicus "physician" (see medical); modern sense of "serviceman in a military medical corps" first recorded 1925.
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medic med·ic (měd'ĭk)
n.

  1. A member of a military medical corps.

  2. A physician or surgeon.

  3. A medical student or intern.

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Example sentences
Failure to distinguish between the two techniques is confusing for the non medic reading this article.
But a local medic explains that after being cooked at the right temperature the
  crow meat is absolutely safe to eat.
He could hear his friends yelling for a medic and saying that he was dead.
After seeing the base medic, he began taking anti-motility drugs.
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