From Latin medicīna (“the healing art, medicine; a physician's shop; a remedy, medicine”), feminine of medicīnus (“of or belonging to physic or surgery, or to a physician or surgeon”), from medicus (“a physician, surgeon”), from medeor (“I heal”).
mêxìnn-a f (plural mêxìnn-e)
- medicine, particularly:
- A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.
- A treatment or cure.
- (uncountable) The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease or illness.
- (uncountable) The profession of physicians, surgeons and related specialisms; those who practice medicine.