- 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.
- Military. a medic in the paratroops.
- a doctor who parachutes into remote areas to give medical care.
- of or relating to a paramedic or to paramedics.
- a person, such as a laboratory technician, who supplements the work of the medical profession
- a member of an ambulance crew trained in a number of life-saving skills, including infusion and cardiac care
- of or designating such a person
n.“medical technician,” 1970, back-formation from paramedical. The meaning “medical corpsman who parachutes” is 1951 from para(chute) + medic. n.
- A person who is trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.