noun, plural medicos. Informal.
a physician or surgeon; doctor.
a medical student.

1680–90; < Spanish médico, Italian medico < Latin medicus physician; see medical Unabridged


a combining form representing medical, in compound words: medicolegal.

combining form representing Latin medicus of, pertaining to healing; see medical Unabridged
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medico (ˈmɛdɪˌkəʊ)
n , pl -cos
a doctor or medical student
[C17: via Italian from Latin medicus]

combining form
medical: medicolegal

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medico med·i·co (měd'ĭ-kō')

  1. A physician.

  2. A medical student.

medico- pref.
Medical science: medicolegal.

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