1 of or relating to the science of medicine or to the treatment of patients by drugs, etc., as opposed to surgery
2 a less common word for →
3 Informal a medical examination (C17: from Medieval Latin medicalis, from Latin medicus physician, surgeon, from mederi to heal)
n a review of the professional standards of doctors, usually within a hospital, conducted by a medical committee
1 a document stating the result of a satisfactory medical examination
2 a doctor's certificate giving evidence of a person's unfitness for work
n an examination carried out to determine the physical fitness of an applicant for a job, life insurance, etc.
1 (Chiefly U.S.) a medical expert, usually a physician, employed by a state or local government to determine the cause of sudden death in cases of suspected violence, suicide, etc.
2 a physician who carries out medical examinations
n another name for →
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Doctor of Medicine; Physician
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