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See also: médico, medicó, medicò, and medico-




medico (plural medicos)

  1. (informal, humorous) A physician or medical doctor; sometimes also a medical student.
    • 1894, Ivan Dexter, Talmud: A Strange Narrative of Central Australia, published in serial form in Port Adelaide News and Lefevre's Peninsula Advertiser (SA), Chapter XV, [1]
      She had travelled with her father as far as the Springs, and both of them were in utter ignorance of the fate which had overtaken the young medico during the journey.
    • 1929, Time, 8 April, 1929, [2]
      He has been an Army medico since the Spanish War, active student of X-ray leprosy treatments and degassing processes.
    • 2009, January 22, “Christian Nicolussi and Ben Dorries”, in Clark, Symonds and Jaques ready to test injuries[3]:
      "I haven't got the final clearance from the medicos but that's the plan."



  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.di.ko/, [ˈmɛːd̪iko]
  • (file)
  • Stress: mèdico
  • Hyphenation: me‧di‧co

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin medicus, derived from medicō (cure, heal).


medico (feminine singular medica, masculine plural medici, feminine plural mediche)

  1. medical


medico m (plural medici)

  1. (Medicine) doctor, physician
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Etymology 2Edit

Non-lemma forms.



  1. first-person singular present indicative of medicare




From medicus (medical).




  1. dative singular of medicus
  2. ablative singular of medicus


medicō (present infinitive medicāre, perfect active medicāvī, supine medicātum); first conjugation

  1. I heal, cure.
  2. I give healing power to.
  3. I medicate.
  4. I dye with color.


   Conjugation of medico (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present medicō medicās medicat medicāmus medicātis medicant
imperfect medicābam medicābās medicābat medicābāmus medicābātis medicābant
future medicābō medicābis medicābit medicābimus medicābitis medicābunt
perfect medicāvī medicāvistī medicāvit medicāvimus medicāvistis medicāvērunt, medicāvēre
pluperfect medicāveram medicāverās medicāverat medicāverāmus medicāverātis medicāverant
future perfect medicāverō medicāveris medicāverit medicāverimus medicāveritis medicāverint
passive present medicor medicāris, medicāre medicātur medicāmur medicāminī medicantur
imperfect medicābar medicābāris, medicābāre medicābātur medicābāmur medicābāminī medicābantur
future medicābor medicāberis, medicābere medicābitur medicābimur medicābiminī medicābuntur
perfect medicātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect medicātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect medicātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present medicem medicēs medicet medicēmus medicētis medicent
imperfect medicārem medicārēs medicāret medicārēmus medicārētis medicārent
perfect medicāverim medicāverīs medicāverit medicāverīmus medicāverītis medicāverint
pluperfect medicāvissem medicāvissēs medicāvisset medicāvissēmus medicāvissētis medicāvissent
passive present medicer medicēris, medicēre medicētur medicēmur medicēminī medicentur
imperfect medicārer medicārēris, medicārēre medicārētur medicārēmur medicārēminī medicārentur
perfect medicātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect medicātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present medicā medicāte
future medicātō medicātō medicātōte medicantō
passive present medicāre medicāminī
future medicātor medicātor medicantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives medicāre medicāvisse medicātūrus esse medicārī medicātus esse medicātum īrī
participles medicāns medicātūrus medicātus medicandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
medicāre medicandī medicandō medicandum medicātum medicātū

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  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of medicar.