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paramedical

[par-uh-med-i-kuh l] /ˌpær əˈmɛd ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
related to the medical profession in a secondary or supplementary capacity.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; para-1 + medical
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Examples from the web for paramedical
  • We are still not self sufficient in medical staff, nursing or paramedical staff such as radiologists.
  • Snow looks back at those early years, when there was little paramedical support structure from the community.
British Dictionary definitions for paramedical

paramedic

/ˌpærəˈmedɪk/
noun
1.
a person, such as a laboratory technician, who supplements the work of the medical profession
2.
a member of an ambulance crew trained in a number of life-saving skills, including infusion and cardiac care
adjective
3.
of or designating such a person
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Word Origin and History for paramedical
adj.

"related to medicine in an auxiliary capacity," 1908, from para- (1) + medical.

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paramedical in Medicine

paramedical par·a·med·i·cal (pār'ə-měd'ĭ-kəl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or being a person trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.

  2. Relating to the medical profession in an adjunctive capacity, especially to the allied health fields.

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