Borrowed from Latin medicus m (“of or belonging to healing, curative, medical; as a noun, medicus, masculine, a physician, doctor, surgeon”), Late Latin medica f (“a female physician, midwife”), from mederi (“to heal”).
medic (not comparable)
medic (plural medics)
- A physician.
- A paramedic, someone with special training in first aid, especially in the military.
- A medical student.
- Alternative spelling of
- medic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- medic in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- medic at OneLook Dictionary Search