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One entry found for paramedic.
Main Entry: para·med·ic
Pronunciation: secondarystresspar-schwa-primarystressmed-ik
Function: noun
Etymology: from para- "alongside of, associated with in a secondary or assisting role" and medic "a person trained in or studying medical work"; para- derived from Greek para "beside, alongside of" and medic from Latin medicus "physician"
1 : a person who works in a health field by helping a physician (as by taking X-rays or giving injections)
2 : a specially trained person with a license to provide a wide range of emergency services (as the giving of intravenous drugs) before or during transport to a hospital

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