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medico

[med-i-koh] /ˈmɛd ɪˌkoʊ/
noun, plural medicos. Informal.
1.
a physician or surgeon; doctor.
2.
a medical student.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < Spanish médico, Italian medico < Latin medicus physician; see medical

medico-

1.
a combining form representing medical, in compound words:
medicolegal.
Origin
combining form representing Latin medicus of, pertaining to healing; see medical
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British Dictionary definitions for medico

medico

/ˈmɛdɪˌkəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
a doctor or medical student
Word Origin
C17: via Italian from Latin medicus

medico-

combining form
1.
medical: medicolegal
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Word Origin and History for medico
n.

"medical practitioner," 1680s, from Spanish médico or Italian medico, from Latin medicus (see medical (adj.)).

medico-

used as a comb. form of Latin medicus (see medical (adj.)).

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medico in Medicine

medico med·i·co (měd'ĭ-kō')
n.

  1. A physician.

  2. A medical student.

medico- pref.
Medical science: medicolegal.

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