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med·i·cal  audio  (md-kl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of or relating to the study or practice of medicine.
  2. Requiring treatment by medicine.
NOUN:
Informal
A thorough physical examination.

ETYMOLOGY:
Medieval Latin mediclis, from Latin medicus, physician, from medr, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
medi·cal·ly(Adverb)


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