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)
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