AskDefine | Define medic

Dictionary Definition

medic

Noun

1 any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves [syn: medick, trefoil]
2 a medical practitioner in the armed forces [syn: medical officer]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. A doctor, especially in the military
  2. A medical student
  3. Medick

Translations

Romanian

Etymology

medicus

Adjective

  1. medical

Declension

Noun

  1. doctor

Declension

Extensive Definition

Medic is a general term for a person involved in medicine, especially emergency or first-response medicine, such as an Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or a military member trained in battlefield medicine. It may also refer to a medical student or, in limited settings, a physician. Unless in a paramedical setting, the term is not applied to a nurse.

Types of medics

Medic may be specifically used to refer to people in the following roles:
portalpar Medicine
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1