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paramedic (n.)

"medical technician," 1970, back-formation from paramedical. The meaning "medical corpsman who parachutes" is 1951 from parachute + medic.

updated on January 12, 2020

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Definitions of paramedic from WordNet

paramedic (n.)
a person trained to assist medical professionals and to give emergency medical treatment;
Synonyms: paramedical
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.