Pronunciation: (par"u-med'ik),[key] —n. 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. Mil.a medic in the paratroops.
2. a doctor who parachutes into remote areas to give medical care.
—adj. of or pertaining to a paramedic or to paramedics.