Pronunciation: \pa-rə-me-dik\

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”

Date: 1967

1 : An individual trained to medically stabilize people through various interventions, victims of trauma or medical events outside of a hospital setting and preparing them for transport to a medical facility.

2 : An individual who is licensed at the state or national level to practice medical interventions in an emergency pre-hospital setting.


Pronunciation: \pəlp\

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English pulpe, from Latin pulpa flesh, pulp

Date: 14th century

1 : a magazine or book printed on cheap paper (as newsprint) and often dealing with sensational material; also : sensational or tabloid writing—often used attributively <pulp fiction>


~ by KC on May 28, 2010.

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