medico

[med-i-koh]
noun, plural medicos. Informal.
1.
a physician or surgeon; doctor.
2.
a medical student.

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

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medico-

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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medico (ˈmɛdɪˌkəʊ)
 
n , pl -cos
a doctor or medical student
 
[C17: via Italian from Latin medicus]

medico-
 
combining form
medical: medicolegal

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medico med·i·co (měd'ĭ-kō')
n.

  1. A physician.

  2. A medical student.

medico- pref.
Medical science: medicolegal.

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