related to the medical profession in a secondary or supplementary capacity.

1920–25; para-1 + medical Unabridged
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paramedic or paramedical (ˌpærəˈmedɪk)
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
3.  of or designating such a person
paramedical or paramedical

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

  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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Example sentences
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.
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