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premed

Syllabification: pre·med
Pronunciation: /ˌprēˈmed
 
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Definition of premed in English:

noun

1chiefly North American A program of premedical studies.
Example sentences
  • She will be attending the University of Missouri and will study pre-med.
  • He's a sophomore at American and he's studying pre-med.
  • Sabado took his first dance class in college, changing his studies from pre-med to dance.
1.1A student in a premed program.
Example sentences
  • Once a Harvard pre-med with a conceivably very secure future, an undergrad photography elective opened Fred's eyes to the world of fine arts; he switched academic gears, and now he's a very smart guy who takes pictures.
  • Jonathan, a 19-year-old pre-med and theatre arts student from Dallas, has flown in especially for the audition.
  • Another financial constraint is that many Xavier pre-meds are entering the service end of the profession.
2 short for premedication.
Example sentences
  • A pre-med is a type of sedative that is used to relax you before the operation.
  • An anaesthetist (a doctor who is a specialist in anaesthetics) may also visit you to give you a pre-med (ie pre-medication) injection.
  • It was later admitted that nursing staff had missed the pre-med.

adjective

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short for premedical.
Example sentences
  • I was a science major as an undergrad, and took biology, chemistry, and physics in a pre-med curriculum.
  • He was in pre-med school when he ‘discovered’ his body in dance class.
  • She studied chemistry and took pre-med classes, undecided on whether to pursue medicine.

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