Meaning of paramedic


Pronunciation: (par"u-med'ik), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is trained to assist a physician or to give first aid or other health care in the absence of a physician, often as part of a police, rescue, or firefighting squad.


Pronunciation: (n.par"u-med'ik, par'u-med"-adj.par"u-med'ik), [key]
— n.
  1. a medic in the paratroops.
  2. a doctor who parachutes into remote areas to give medical care.
  1. of or pertaining to a paramedic or to paramedics.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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