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medic1

[med-ik] /ˈmɛd ɪk/
noun
1.
a member of a military medical corps; corpsman.
2.
a doctor or intern.
3.
a medical student.
Origin of medic1
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin medicus; see medical

medic2

or medick

[med-ik] /ˈmɛd ɪk/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Medicago, of the legume family, having trifoliate leaves and grown as a forage crop.
Compare alfalfa, bur clover.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English medike < Latin mēdica < Greek (póa) Mēdikḗ literally, Median (grass)
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  • The medic went stiffly through the door, and Vorongil stood gazing down at Bart, shaking his yellowed crest.

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  • The medic flexed his muscles and said: "I can't take the responsibility—"

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  • The medic in the sick bay fired two shots from a hypo-gun into both arms, but Clayton ignored the slight sting.

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  • "A combination of weather, soil, et cetera," the medic said.

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  • He held out his hand, but just as the medic took it, he twisted suddenly away.

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British Dictionary definitions for medic

medic1

/ˈmɛdɪk/
noun
1.
(informal) a doctor, medical orderly, or medical student
Word Origin
C17: from medical

medic2

/ˈmɛdɪk/
noun
1.
the usual US spelling of medick
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Word Origin and History for medic
n.

1650s, "physician, medical student," from Latin medicus "physician" (see medical (adj.)); modern sense of "serviceman in a military medical corps" first recorded 1925.

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medic in Medicine

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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Slang definitions & phrases for medic

medic

noun

  1. A medical student (1823+)
  2. A military medical orderly, attendant, stretcher-bearer, etc (1925+ Armed forces)
  3. (also medico) A physician (1661+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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