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Medici a member of a powerful Italian family of the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries that included bankers, statesmen, and art patrons, or the name of the family itself.
medicinal of, pertaining to, or having healing powers; curative.
medicine a drug or other substance used to cure illness or injury or to alleviate symptoms. [3 definitions]
medicine ball a large, heavy leather ball that is thrown back and forth in physical conditioning and exercise.
medicine dance a ritual dance performed by some North American Indian peoples to drive out disease, bring rain, invoke supernatural aid, or the like.
medicine man a healer, shaman, and spiritual leader, esp. among North American Indians.
medicine show a usu. small group of traveling salespeople who put on entertaining shows to attract customers for the patent medicines and other cures offered for sale.
medico (informal) one who does medical work; doctor or medical student.
medieval of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Middle Ages.
Medieval Greek the form of the Greek language used in the Middle Ages.
medievalism medieval beliefs, customs, or practices. [3 definitions]
medievalist a student or scholar of some aspect of medieval culture such as philosophy or art. [2 definitions]
Medieval Latin the form of the Latin language used in the Middle Ages.
Medina a city in western Saudi Arabia, holy to Islam because Muhammad is buried there.
mediocre of average to poor quality; ordinary.
mediocrity the quality or condition of being mediocre. [2 definitions]
meditate to think calmly, deeply, and at length; contemplate, muse, or ponder (sometimes fol. by on or upon). [3 definitions]
meditation sustained thought or self-forgetful concentration, esp. for the purposes of religious devotion or relaxation. [2 definitions]
meditative disposed to, marked by, or indicating meditation; deeply thoughtful.
Mediterranean see Mediterranean Sea. [5 definitions]
Mediterranean fruit fly a small two-winged fruit fly, the larvae of which infest and feed on many types of fruit.