Hypertext Webster Gateway: "medical"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Medical \Med"ic*al\, a. [LL. medicalis, L. medicus belonging to
healing, fr. mederi to heal; cf. Zend madha medical science,
wisdom, gr. ? to learn, E. mind: cf. F. m['e]dical.]
1. Of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of
healing disease, or the science of medicine; as, the
medical profession; medical services; a medical
dictionary; medical jurisprudence.

2. Containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal; as, the
medical properties of a plant.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: relating to the study or practice of medicine; "the medical
profession"; "a medical student"; "medical school"
2: requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as
opposed to surgery; "medical treatment"; "pheumonia is a
medical disease" [ant: {surgical}]
3: of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art [syn: {aesculapian}]
n : a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests
depending on the age and sex and health of the person
[syn: {checkup}, {medical checkup}, {medical examination},
{medical exam}, {health check}]

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