Definitions

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

  • n. Informal A physician.
  • n. Informal A medical student.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A physician or medical doctor; sometimes also a medical student.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a student in medical school.
  • n. A licensed medical practitioner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A doctor.
  • n. A name, among Spanish-speaking people of America, for Teuthis cæruleus and other species of the same genus, fishes found in warm seas and called surgeon- and doctor-fish, in English.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a licensed medical practitioner
  • n. a student in medical school

Etymologies

Italian medico or Spanish médico, both from Latin medicus; see medical.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The estrangement from prevailing discourses about the sexed mind created by Baillie's comedies therefore contributes to anxieties about what constituted masculinity and femininity, and how the culture might define male and female sexuality in medico-scientific terms.

    Feminist Utopianism and Female Sexuality in Joanna Baillie’s Comedies

  • Social pressure as well as so-called medico/scientific to be skinny is not really all that healthy for most.

    Are you taking vitamin pills?

  • The medico is a long-suffering person, even in these days of scarcity of properly-qualified men -- the first person called on emergency, and the very last to be paid!

    The Seven Secrets

  • I can explore what the nature of the problem is, in the present case, and draw attention to the consequences of taking one path rather than another; but the question of how to proceed is a matter for the professionals in question, and especially so in a sensitive and tricky area such as medico-legal practice.

    On ordering vs not ordering

  • This same kind of medico-psychological approach to problems was used again by the great psychologist

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Not being a "medico" I can not vouch for this, but you can take it for what it is worth.

    The Emma Gees

  • The datto had offered protection for the "medico," and, as a fee, a bottle of pure gold.

    The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

  • He was sitting up again, somewhat pallid and not too strong, but with every promise, said the "medico," of complete recovery within two months.

    Found in the Philippines The Story of a Woman's Letters

  • "They'll be giggling and talking all night, I suppose," said he disgustedly when the "medico" came in late that afternoon.

    Ray's Daughter A Story of Manila

  • Stuyvesant was to all appearances sleeping, and the "medico" rejoiced in the success of his scheme.

    Ray's Daughter A Story of Manila

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