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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An enlisted person in the U.S. Navy, serving either with the Navy or the Marines, who has been trained to give first aid and basic medical treatment, especially in combat situations.
  • n. A member of a government-sponsored group designated as a corps: Peace Corpsmen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An enlisted person in the U.S. Navy who works in a hospital.
  • n. An enlisted person in the U.S. Army who works as a field medic.

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