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med·ic 1or med·ick (mĕd′ĭk)
Any of various Eurasian and African plants of the genus Medicago of the pea family, having clusters of small, usually yellow flowers and compound leaves with three leaflets. Several species are grown for fodder and green manure.
[Middle English medike, from Latin Mēdica, from Greek Mēdikē, from feminine of Mēdikos, of Media, from Mēdos, a Mede; see Mede.]
1. A member of a military medical corps.
2. A physician or surgeon.
3. A medical student or intern.
[Latin medicus, physician; see medical.]
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1. (Professions) informal a doctor, medical orderly, or medical student
2. (Medicine) informal a doctor, medical orderly, or medical student
[C17: from medical]
(Plants) the usual US spelling of medick
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1. a military medical corpsman.
2. a doctor; intern.
[1650–60; < Latin medicus; see medical]
any plant belonging to the genus Medicago, of the legume family, grown as a forage crop.
[1400–50; late Middle English medike < Latin mēdica < Greek (póa) Mēdikḗ literally, Median (grass)]
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|Noun||1.||medic - any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Medicago arborea, moon trefoil - evergreen shrub of southern European highlands having downy foliage and a succession of yellow flowers throughout the summer followed by curious snail-shaped pods
Medicago falcata, sickle alfalfa, sickle lucerne, sickle medick - European medic naturalized in North America having yellow flowers and sickle-shaped pods
Calvary clover, Medicago echinus, Medicago intertexta - an annual of the Mediterranean area having spiny seed pods and leaves with dark spots
black medick, hop clover, Medicago lupulina, nonesuch clover, yellow trefoil - prostrate European herb with small yellow flowers and curved black pods; naturalized in North America
|2.||medic - a medical practitioner in the armed forces|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
flight surgeon - a medical officer specializing in aviation medicine
Surgeon General - the senior medical officer in an Army or Navy
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n (inf) → Mediziner(in) m(f) (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
medic[ˈmɛdɪk] n (fam) (doctor) → dottore/essa; (student) → studente/essa di medicina
a final year medic → uno studente all'ultimo anno di medicina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. técnico-a entrenado para dar primeros auxilios.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
medicn miembro de un cuerpo militar de sanidad
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