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n. pl. med·i·cos Informal
1. A physician.
2. A medical student.

[Italian medico or Spanish médico, both from Latin medicus; see medical.]


n, pl -cos
(Medicine) a doctor or medical student
[C17: via Italian from Latin medicus]


(ˈmɛd ɪˌkoʊ)

n., pl. -cos. Informal.
1. a physician; doctor.
2. a medical student.
[1680–90; < Sp médico or Italian medico < Latin medicus physician; see medical]


a combining form meaning “physician,” “medicine”: medicolegal.
[comb. form representing Latin medicus of healing; see medical]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medico - a student in medical schoolmedico - a student in medical school    
educatee, pupil, student - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
2.medico - a licensed medical practitionermedico - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
abortionist - a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
allergist - a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies
angiologist - a physician who specializes in angiology
extern, medical extern - a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there
gastroenterologist - a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
general practitioner, GP - a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
hakeem, hakim - a Muslim physician
house physician, resident physician, resident - a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital; "the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital"
houseman, intern, interne, medical intern - an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
medical man, medical practitioner - someone who practices medicine
primary care physician - the physician who provides primary care; "the primary care physician acts as a gatekeeper to the medical system"
quack - an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine
operating surgeon, sawbones, surgeon - a physician who specializes in surgery
vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon - a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
doctor-patient relation - the responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient


[ˈmedɪkəʊ] Nmédico/a m/f


n (dated inf)Medikus m (dated, hum)
References in classic literature ?
He was taking the examination in Materia Medica in July, and it amused him to play with various drugs, concocting mixtures, rolling pills, and making ointments.
But if you are in pain, here are some cordial drops, which, taken in a glass of my own cognac, will give you rest, if I know aught of the materia medica.
This prompted an investigation of Medica by the PCC Office of the Inspector General (OIG).