|1.||of or relating to the science of medicine or to the treatment of patients by drugs, etc, as opposed to surgery|
|2.||a less common word for medicinal|
|3.||informal a medical examination|
|[C17: from Medieval Latin medicālis, from Latin medicus physician, surgeon, from medērī to heal]|
medical med·i·cal (měd'ĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, or characterizing the study or practice of medicine.
Requiring treatment by medicine.