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  • a - the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen
  • aa - a dry form of lava resembling clinkers
  • ab - the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens
  • abandon - the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
  • abates.
  • abattoir - a building where animals are butchered
  • abattoirs.
  • abbreviation - shortening something by omitting parts of it
  • abbreviations.
  • abc - the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
  • abdn.
  • abdomen - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
  • abdomens.
  • abdominal - of or relating to or near the abdomen
  • abdominally.
  • abducent - especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
  • abduct - pull away from the body
  • abductor - a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line
  • aberdeen - a city in northeastern Scotland on the North Sea
  • aberrant - markedly different from an accepted norm
  • aberration - an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
  • abetted.
  • abide - put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • abilities.
  • ability - the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
  • abject - showing humiliation or submissiveness
  • ablation - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  • able - (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
  • abnormal - much greater than the normal
  • abnormalities.
  • abnormality - behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
  • abnormally - in an abnormal manner
  • abo - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
  • abolish - do away with
  • abolished.
  • abolishes.
  • aborp.
  • abort - the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
  • aborted.
  • abortifacient - causing abortion
  • abortion - termination of pregnancy
  • abortions.
  • abortus - a human fetus whose weight is less than 0.5 kilogram when removed or expelled from the mother's body
  • about - on the move
  • above - appearing earlier in the same text
  • abrade - wear away
  • abraded.
  • abraham - the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
  • abrasion - erosion by friction
  • abrasions.
  • abrasive - causing abrasion
  • abreaction - (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
  • abreviation.
  • abroad - in a foreign country
  • abrupt - surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
  • abruptio.
  • abruption - an instance of sudden interruption
  • abruptly - quickly and without warning
  • abscess - symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
  • abscesses.
  • abscond - run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
  • absecence.
  • absence - failure to be present
  • absences.
  • absent - lost in thought; showing preoccupation
  • absolute - perfect or complete or pure
  • absolutely - totally and definitely; without question
  • absolutist - pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism
  • absorb - cause to become one with
  • absorbable - capable of being absorbed or taken in through the pores of a surface
  • absorbed - taken in through the pores of a surface
  • absorbencies.
  • absorbent - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
  • absorbing - capable of arousing and holding the attention
  • absorbs.
  • absorption - (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
  • absorptive - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
  • abstention - the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
  • abstinence - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
  • abstract - existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
  • abstraction - a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
  • abstracts.
  • abundance - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply
  • abundant - present in great quantity
  • abundantly - in an abundant manner
  • abuse - a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
  • abused - subjected to cruel treatment
  • abuser - someone who abuses
  • abusers.
  • abuts.
  • ac - an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally
  • acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
  • academic - hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
  • academics.
  • academy - a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
  • acanthamoeba.
  • acanthosis - an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
  • acarbose.
  • acarina - mites and ticks
  • acarus - any of several mites of the order Acarina
  • acblack.
  • accelerate - move faster
  • accelerated - caused to go more rapidly
  • accelerates.
  • acceleration - the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
  • accelerator - a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
  • accentuate - put stress on; utter with an accent
  • accentuates.
  • accept - tolerate or accommodate oneself to
  • acceptability - satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards
  • acceptable - worthy of acceptance or satisfactory
  • acceptance - the act of taking something that is offered
  • accepted - generally approved or compelling recognition
  • accepting - tolerating without protest
  • access - the act of approaching or entering
  • accessed.
  • accessibility - the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with
  • accessible - capable of being reached
  • accessory - furnishing added support
  • accident - anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause
  • accidental - without intention (especially resulting from heedless action)
  • accidentally - without advance planning
  • accidents.
  • acclimatisation - adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment)
  • acclimatise - get used to a certain climate
  • acclimatised.
  • accommodate - make compatible with
  • accommodated.
  • accommodation - (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye
  • accommodative - tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony
  • accompanied - having accompaniment or companions or escort
  • accompanies.
  • accompaniment - a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts
  • accompaniments.
  • accompany - go or travel along with
  • accompanying - following as a consequence
  • accomplish - put in effect
  • accomplished - successfully completed or brought to an end
  • accord - sympathetic compatibility
  • accordance - the act of granting rights
  • accorded.
  • according - (followed by `to') as reported or stated by
  • accordingly - in accordance with
  • accouchement - the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
  • account - the quality of taking advantage
  • accountability - responsibility to someone or for some activity
  • accountable - liable to account for one's actions
  • accounted.
  • accounting - a system that provides quantitative information about finances
  • accounts.
  • accreditation - the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to educational institution that maintains suitable standards)
  • accredited - given official approval to act
  • accretion - (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)
  • accuminatum.
  • accumulate - collect or gather
  • accumulated - brought together into a group or crowd
  • accumulates.
  • accumulating.
  • accumulation - the act of accumulating
  • accumulations.
  • accuracy - the quality of being near to the true value
  • accurate - conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
  • accurately - with few mistakes
  • accusations.
  • accused - a defendant in a criminal proceeding
  • accustomed - (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to
  • ace - of the highest quality
  • acebutol.
  • acebutolol - an oral beta blocker (trade name Sectral) used in treating hypertension
  • acenocoumarol.
  • aceotacic.
  • acetabulum - the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint
  • acetaminophen - an analgesic for mild pain; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)
  • acetanilide - a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
  • acetate - a salt or ester of acetic acid
  • acetazolamide.
  • acetest.
  • acetic - relating to or containing acetic acid
  • acetoacetic.
  • acetohexamide.
  • acetone - the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics
  • acetyl - the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
  • acetylcholine - a neurotransmitter that is a derivative of choline; released at the ends of nerve fibers in the somatic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • acetylcholinesterase.
  • acetylcysteine.
  • acetylsalicyclic.
  • acetylsalicylic.
  • achalasia.
  • ache - a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
  • aches.
  • achieve - to gain with effort
  • achieved.
  • achievement - the action of accomplishing something
  • achieves.
  • achieving.
  • achilles - a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'
  • aching - causing a dull and steady pain
  • achlorhydria - an abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice; often associated with severe anemias and cancer of the stomach
  • acholuric.
  • achondroplasia - an inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism
  • achromia - an absence of normal pigmentation especially in the skin (as in albinism) or in red blood cells
  • aciclovir.
  • acid - having the characteristics of an acid
  • acidic - being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7)
  • acidify - turn acidic
  • acidity - pH values below 7
  • acidophil - an organism that thrives in a relatively acid environment
  • acidophilus.
  • acidosis - abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
  • acidotic - having or being characterized by acidosis
  • acids.
  • aciduria.
  • acinus - one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland
  • acknowledge - accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
  • acknowledged - recognized or made known or admitted
  • acknowledgement - a statement acknowledging something or someone
  • acknowledgements.
  • aclarubicin.
  • acne - an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
  • acnenet.
  • aconite - any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers
  • acorn - fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base
  • acoustic - of or relating to the science of acoustics
  • acquire - win something through one's efforts
  • acquired - gotten through environmental forces
  • acquires.
  • acquiring - the act of acquiring something
  • acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
  • acre - a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
  • acridine.
  • acriflavine.
  • acro.
  • acrocyanosis - cyanosis of the extremities; can occur when a spasm of the blood vessels is caused by exposure to cold or by strong emotion
  • acrodermatitis.
  • acromegaly - enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)
  • acromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
  • acronym - a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
  • acroparaesthesia.
  • acroprefix.
  • across - transversely
  • act - something that people do or cause to happen
  • acted.
  • acth - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
  • acting - serving temporarily especially as a substitute
  • actinic - relating to or exhibiting actinism
  • actinobacillus.
  • actinomyces - soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasites
  • actinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
  • actinomycetes.
  • actinomycin - any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria
  • actinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
  • action - something done (usually as opposed to something said)
  • actionforsickchildren.
  • actions.
  • activate - make active or more active
  • activated - set up and placed on active assignment
  • activates.
  • activating - causing motion or action or change
  • activation - making active and effective (as a bomb)
  • activator - (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription
  • activators.
  • active - characterized by energetic activity
  • actively - in an active manner
  • activies.
  • activites.
  • activities.
  • activity - any specific behavior
  • acton.
  • acts - a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
  • actual - presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
  • actually - used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
  • acuity - sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
  • acupuncture - treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
  • acupuncturists.
  • acute - having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
  • acutely - having a rapid onset
  • acyclovir - an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms
  • ad - in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born
  • adactyly - congenital absence of fingers and/or toes
  • adams - a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
  • adapilene.
  • adapt - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
  • adaptation - (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
  • adaptations.
  • adapted - changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
  • adapting.
  • adaption - the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
  • aday.
  • add - a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
  • added.
  • adder - small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia
  • addict - someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms
  • addicted - compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming
  • addiction - (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master
  • addictions.
  • addictive - causing or characterized by addiction
  • addicts.
  • adding.
  • addisonian.
  • addisons.
  • addition - the act of adding one thing to another
  • additional - further or added
  • additionally - by way of addition; furthermore
  • additions.
  • addititives.
  • additive - characterized or produced by addition
  • additives.
  • address - the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball
  • addressed - (of mail) marked with a destination
  • addresses.
  • adds.
  • addtionally.
  • adduct - a compound formed by an addition reaction
  • adductor - a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
  • adelaide - the state capital of South Australia
  • aden - an important port of Yemen; located on the Gulf of Aden; its strategic location have made it a major trading center of southern Arabia since ancient times
  • adenine - (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA
  • adenitis - inflammation of a gland or lymph node
  • adenoa.
  • adenocarcinoma - malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium
  • adenocarcinomas.
  • adenohypophysis - the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
  • adenoid - relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue
  • adenoids.
  • adenolipoma.
  • adenoma - a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin
  • adenomas.
  • adenomatosis.
  • adenomatous.
  • adenomyosis - the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
  • adenosine - (biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP
  • adenovirus - any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
  • adenoviruses.
  • adenyl.
  • adenylic.
  • adenylpyrophosphate.
  • adequacy - the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule"
  • adequate - (sometimes followed by `to') meeting the requirements especially of a task
  • adequately - in an adequate manner
  • adh - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
  • adhd - a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
  • adhere - follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
  • adhered.
  • adherence - faithful support for a religion or cause or political party
  • adherent - sticking fast
  • adheres.
  • adhering.
  • adhesion - a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
  • adhesions.
  • adhesive - tending to adhere
  • adhesives.
  • adipose - composed of animal fat
  • adiposis - the property of excessive fatness
  • adiposity - having the property of containing fat
  • adjacent - near or close to but not necessarily touching
  • adjective - relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law
  • adjunct - of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
  • adjuncts.
  • adjust - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
  • adjustable - capable of being regulated
  • adjusted - altered to accommodate to certain requirements or bring into a proper relation
  • adjusting.
  • adjustment - the act of adjusting something to match a standard
  • adjustments.
  • adjusts.
  • adjuvant - enhancing the action of a medical treatment
  • adler.
  • adlerian.
  • admin.
  • administer - give or apply (medications)
  • administered.
  • administering.
  • administers.
  • administration - the act of administering medication
  • administrations.
  • administrative - of or relating to or responsible for administration
  • administrators.
  • adminstered.
  • admiration - a favorable judgment
  • admission - the act of admitting someone to enter
  • admissions.
  • admit - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
  • admits.
  • admitted.
  • admitting.
  • admixture - an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base
  • adobe - sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates
  • adolescence - in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood
  • adolescent - in the state of development between puberty and maturity
  • adolescents.
  • adopt - take into one's family
  • adopted - acquired as your own by free choice
  • adoptees.
  • adopters.
  • adoption - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
  • adoptions.
  • adoptionuk.
  • adoptive - of parents and children; related by adoption
  • adp - data processing by a computer
  • adrenal - of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions
  • adrenalectomy - surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands
  • adrenalin - a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
  • adrenaline - a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
  • adrenals.
  • adrenergic - relating to epinephrine (its release or action)
  • adreno.
  • adrenoceptor.
  • adrenoceptorblockers.
  • adrenoceptorblocking.
  • adrenoceptors.
  • adrenocortical - of or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands
  • adrenocorticotrophic - stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex
  • adrenocorticotrophin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
  • adrenogenital.
  • adrenoreceptor.
  • adrenoreceptorblocking.
  • adrian - English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)
  • adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
  • adsorbed - accumulated on a surface of a solid
  • adsorbent - having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
  • adsorption - the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid
  • adult - (of animals) fully developed
  • adulthood - the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
  • adults.
  • advance - situated ahead or going before
  • advanced - (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
  • advancement - gradual improvement or growth or development
  • advances.
  • advancing - moving ahead or toward the front
  • advantage - benefit resulting from some event or action
  • advantageous - giving an advantage
  • advantages.
  • advent - arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
  • adventitia - an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
  • adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
  • adverse - in an opposing direction
  • adversely - in an adverse manner
  • adversity - a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event
  • advertising - the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
  • advice - a proposal for an appropriate course of action
  • advisable - worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise
  • advise - inform (somebody) of something
  • advised - having received information
  • adviser - an expert who gives advice
  • advisers.
  • advises.
  • advising.
  • advisory - giving advice
  • advocacy - active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
  • advocate - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
  • advocated.
  • advocates.
  • advocating.
  • ae.
  • aedes - yellow-fever mosquitos
  • aegophony.
  • aegypti.
  • aerated - (of a liquid) treated by having air passed or bubbled through it for purification
  • aeration - the act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent
  • aerial - growing in air
  • aerobacter - aerobic bacteria widely distributed in nature
  • aerobic - depending on free oxygen or air
  • aerogenes.
  • aerophagy.
  • aeroplane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
  • aeroplanes.
  • aerosol - a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
  • aerosols.
  • aerotitis.
  • aeruginosa.
  • aesclepiads.
  • aethiopica.
  • aetiological - relating to the etiology of a disease
  • aetiologically.
  • aetiologies.
  • aetiology - the philosophical study of causation
  • aeuriginosa.
  • af.
  • afasic.
  • afebrile - having no fever
  • affairs - transactions of professional or public interest
  • affect - the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • affected - acted upon; influenced
  • affecting - arousing affect
  • affection - a positive feeling of liking
  • affections.
  • affective - characterized by emotion
  • affects.
  • afferent - of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS
  • affiliated - being joined in close association
  • affinities.
  • affinity - a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
  • affixing.
  • afflicted - mentally or physically unfit
  • afflicting.
  • affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress
  • afflicts.
  • affluent - having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
  • afford - be able to spare or give up
  • affordability.
  • afforded.
  • affords.
  • afibrinogenaemia.
  • afom.
  • afp - an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)
  • africa - the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
  • african - of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
  • afro - a rounded thickly curled hairdo
  • afrocaribbeans.
  • after - located farther aft
  • afterbirth - the placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus after the baby is born
  • aftercare - care and treatment of a convalescent patient
  • aftermath - the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
  • afterpains - pains felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus
  • aftershave.
  • aftertaste - an afterimage of a taste
  • aftertreatment.
  • afterwards - happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
  • again - anew
  • against.
  • agammaglobulinaemia.
  • agar - a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
  • agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
  • age - how long something has existed
  • ageconcern.
  • aged - (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
  • agegroup.
  • ageing - growing old
  • agencies.
  • agency - a business that serves other businesses
  • agenda - a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
  • agenesis - imperfect development; nondevelopment of a part
  • agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
  • agents.
  • ages.
  • agglutinate - united as if by glue
  • agglutinated.
  • agglutinating.
  • agglutination - the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
  • agglutinin - an antibody that causes agglutination of a specific antigen
  • agglutinins.
  • agglutinogen - any substance that acts as an antigen to cause agglutinin production
  • agglutinogens.
  • aggravate - make worse
  • aggravated - incited, especially deliberately, to anger
  • aggravates.
  • aggravating - making worse
  • aggregate - gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole
  • aggregates.
  • aggregation - the act of gathering something together
  • aggression - violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
  • aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends
  • aggressively - in an aggressive manner
  • agility - the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
  • agitans.
  • agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply
  • agitates.
  • agitation - the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
  • agnosia - inability to recognize objects by use of the senses
  • ago - gone by; or in the past
  • agonising - extremely painful
  • agonist - (biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction
  • agonists.
  • agoraphobia - a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)
  • agranulocytosis - an acute blood disorder (often caused by radiation or drug therapy) characterized by severe reduction in granulocytes
  • agraphia - a loss of the ability to write or to express thoughts in writing because of a brain lesion
  • agree - consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something
  • agreed - united by being of the same opinion
  • agreement - compatibility of observations
  • agreements.
  • agrees.
  • agricultural - relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming
  • agriculture - the class of people engaged in growing food
  • ahead - having the leading position or higher score in a contest
  • ai - the introduction of semen into the oviduct or uterus by some means other than sexual intercourse
  • aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  • aided - having help; often used as a combining form
  • aiding.
  • aids - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
  • aih.
  • ailment - an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
  • ailments.
  • aim - the action of directing something at an object
  • aimed.
  • aiming.
  • aims.
  • air - relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air
  • airborne - moved or conveyed by or through air
  • aircontaining.
  • aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
  • airflow - the flow of air
  • airless - lacking fresh air
  • airline - a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
  • airlines.
  • airmen.
  • airport - an airfield equipped with control tower and hangers as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
  • airports.
  • airspaces.
  • airtight - not allowing air or gas to pass in or out
  • airway - a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
  • airwaynarrowing.
  • airways.
  • aisle - passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
  • akari.
  • akin - related by blood
  • akinesia - motionlessness attributable to a temporary paralysis
  • al - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
  • alactasia.
  • alarm - a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
  • alarming - causing alarm or fear
  • alastrim - a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
  • alateen.
  • alba.
  • albans.
  • albendazole.
  • albert - prince consort of Queen Victoria of England (1819-1861)
  • albicans.
  • albinism - the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair
  • albumin - a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
  • albuminaemia.
  • albuminous - relating to or containing or resembling albumin
  • albumins.
  • albuminuria - the presence of excessive protein (chiefly albumin but also globulin) in the urine; usually a symptom of kidney disorder
  • alcohol - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
  • alcoholconcern.
  • alcoholic - addicted to alcohol
  • alcoholics.
  • alcoholicsanonymous.
  • alcoholism - habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
  • alcuronium.
  • alderson.
  • aldosterone - a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance
  • alemtuzumab.
  • alert - very attentive or observant
  • alerted.
  • alerting - a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
  • alertness - lively attentiveness
  • alerts.
  • alexander - king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
  • alexandra.
  • alexandria - the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt
  • alexia - inability to perceive written words
  • alfa.
  • alfacalcidol.
  • alfalfa - leguminous plant grown for hay or forage
  • alfred - king of Wessex; defeated the Danes and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
  • alfreton.
  • algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
  • alginate.
  • alginates.
  • alglucerase.
  • algorithm - a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem
  • algorithms.
  • alhough.
  • alien - being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world
  • align - place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
  • aligned - brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
  • alignment - the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
  • alike - having the same or similar characteristics
  • alimentary - of or providing nourishment
  • alive - capable of erupting
  • alkali - a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture
  • alkaline - relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
  • alkalinising.
  • alkalinity - pH values above 7
  • alkalis.
  • alkaloid - natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
  • alkaloids.
  • alkalosis - abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
  • alkaptonuria - a rare recessive metabolic anomaly marked by ochronosis and the presence of alkapton in the urine
  • alkyl - any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons
  • alkylate.
  • alkylating.
  • alkylation.
  • all - completely given to or absorbed by
  • allantoin.
  • allantois - vascular fetal membrane that develops from the hindgut in embryonic higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
  • allegations.
  • alleged - declared but not proved
  • allegedly - according to what has been alleged
  • allele - either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character
  • alleles.
  • allelomorph - either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character
  • allergen - any substance that can cause an allergy
  • allergens.
  • allergic - having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
  • allergies.
  • allergy - hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
  • alleviate - provide physical relief, as from pain
  • alleviated - (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
  • alleviating.
  • alleviation - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
  • alliances.
  • allied - joined by treaty or agreement
  • allocated.
  • allocates.
  • allocating.
  • allocheiria.
  • allodermanyssus.
  • allodynia.
  • allograft - tissue or organ transplanted from a donor of the same species but different genetic makeup; recipient's immune system must be suppressed to prevent rejection of the graft
  • allopathy - the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
  • allopurinol - a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid
  • allotransplant.
  • allow - allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
  • allowance - the act of allowing
  • allowances.
  • allowed.
  • allowing.
  • allows.
  • alloy - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
  • alloys.
  • allupurinol.
  • almond - oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
  • almost - (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
  • almotriptan.
  • aloin.
  • alone - radically distinctive and without equal
  • along - with a forward motion
  • alongside - side by side
  • aloof - remote in manner
  • alopecia - loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer)
  • alpha - early testing stage of a software or hardware product
  • alphabetical - arranged in order according to the alphabet
  • alphabetically - in alphabetical order
  • alphafeto.
  • alphafetol.
  • alphafetoprotein.
  • alphahaeomolytic.
  • alports.
  • alprostadil.
  • already - prior to a specified or implied time
  • als - thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
  • also - in addition
  • alte.
  • alteplase.
  • alter - remove the ovaries of
  • alteration - the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
  • alterations.
  • altered - changed in form or character without becoming something else
  • altering - the sterilization of an animal
  • alternans.
  • alternate - occurring by turns; first one and then the other
  • alternated.
  • alternately - in an alternating sequence or position
  • alternates.
  • alternating - (of a current) reversing direction
  • alternation - successive change from one thing or state to another and back again
  • alternative - necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
  • alternatively - in place of, or as an alternative to
  • alternatives.
  • alters.
  • although.
  • altitude - elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
  • altitudes.
  • altogether - with everything included or counted
  • alum - a double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things)
  • alumina - any of various forms of aluminum oxide occurring naturally as corundum
  • aluminium - a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
  • alveolar - pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs
  • alveolaris.
  • alveoli.
  • alveolitis - inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic
  • alveolus - a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
  • alverine.
  • always - at all times; all the time and on every occasion
  • alzheimers - a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness
  • am - modulation of the amplitude of the (radio) carrier wave
  • amalgamate - joined together into a whole
  • amalgamation - the combination of two or more commercial companies
  • amalgams.
  • amanita - genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
  • amantadine.
  • amastigotes.
  • amateur - engaged in as a pastime
  • amateurs.
  • amatoxins.
  • amaurosis - partial or total loss of sight without pathology of the eye; caused by disease of optic nerve or retina or brain
  • amazingly - in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise
  • amazon - mainly green tropical American parrots
  • amber - of a medium to dark brownish yellow color
  • ambient - completely enveloping
  • ambiguous - having more than one possible meaning
  • ambivalence - mixed feelings or emotions
  • amblyopia - visual impairment without apparent organic pathology
  • ambofaciens.
  • ambulance - a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
  • ambulances.
  • ambulatory - relating to or adapted for walking
  • amee.
  • amelia - congenital absence of an arm or leg
  • ameliorate - get better
  • ameliorates.
  • ameliorating - tending to ameliorate
  • amenable - disposed or willing to comply
  • amenities - things that make you comfortable and at ease
  • amennorhoea.
  • amenorrhea - absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow
  • amenorrhoea - absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow
  • amentia - extreme mental retardation
  • america - North America and South America and Central America
  • american - of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas
  • americans.
  • americanus.
  • americas.
  • amethocaine.
  • ametropia - (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia
  • amide - any organic compound containing the group -CONH2
  • amidopyrine - a white crystalline substance used as an analgesic and antipyretic
  • amikacin.
  • amiloride.
  • amine - a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
  • amines.
  • amino - pertaining to or containing any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen derived from ammonia
  • aminoacid.
  • aminobutyric.
  • aminocaproic.
  • aminoglutethimide.
  • aminoglycoside.
  • aminoglycosides.
  • aminophylline - a theophylline derivative that is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of bronchial asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis
  • aminopyridine.
  • aminoquinoline.
  • aminosalicyclic.
  • aminosalicylate.
  • aminosalycilic.
  • aminotransferases.
  • amiodarone - an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective
  • amisulpride.
  • amitriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications
  • amitryptyline.
  • aml.
  • ammonia - a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3)
  • ammoniacal - pertaining to or containing or similar to ammonia
  • ammonium - the ion NH4 derived from ammonia; behaves in many respects like an alkali metal ion
  • ammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gun
  • amnesia - partial or total loss of memory
  • amnioand.
  • amniocentesis - (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
  • amnion - thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
  • amnioscope.
  • amnioscopy.
  • amniotic - of or related to the amnion or characterized by developing an amnion
  • amoeba - naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion
  • amoebae.
  • amoebiasis - infection by a disease-causing ameba
  • amoebic - pertaining to or resembling amoebae
  • amoeboma.
  • among.
  • amongst.
  • amount - how much of something is available
  • amounting.
  • amounts.
  • amoxacillin.
  • amoxicillin - an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections
  • amoxyacillin.
  • amoxycillin.
  • amp - the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • ampere - the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • amphetamine - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
  • amphetamines.
  • amphiarthrodial.
  • amphibians.
  • amphoric - the sound heard in auscultation resembling the hollow sound made by blowing across the mouth of a bottle
  • amphotericin - an antibiotic and antifungal agent
  • ampicillin - semisynthetic penicillin (trade names Principen and Polycillin and SK-Ampicillin)
  • ample - affording an abundant supply
  • amplification - (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current
  • amplified.
  • amplifier - electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
  • amplitude - greatness of magnitude
  • amply - sufficiently; more than adequately
  • ampoule - a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
  • ampulla - a flask that has two handles; used by Romans for wines or oils
  • amputated.
  • amputation - a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
  • amsacrine.
  • amygdala - an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior
  • amygdaloid - shaped like an almond
  • amyl - a hydrocarbon radical that occurs in many organic compounds
  • amylase - any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar
  • amyloid - resembling starch
  • amyloidosis - a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma
  • amylose.
  • amyloses.
  • amyotrophic.
  • amyotrophy - progressive wasting of muscle tissues
  • an - an associate degree in nursing
  • anabolic - characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism
  • anabolism - the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
  • anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
  • anaemias.
  • anaemic - lacking vigor or energy
  • anaerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live
  • anaerobes.
  • anaerobic - living or active in the absence of free oxygen
  • anaest.
  • anaesthesia - loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
  • anaesthetic - characterized by insensibility
  • anaesthetics.
  • anaesthetise - make unconscious by means of anesthetic drugs
  • anaesthetised - rendered insensible by means of anesthesia
  • anaesthetising.
  • anaesthetist - a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated
  • anaesthetists.
  • anaeyia.
  • anal - a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
  • analagous.
  • analeptic - stimulating the central nervous system
  • analgesia - absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
  • analgesic - capable of relieving pain
  • analgesics.
  • analogue - of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
  • analogues.
  • analyse - subject to psychoanalytic treatment
  • analysed.
  • analyses.
  • analysing.
  • analysis - an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  • analyst - a licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis
  • analysts.
  • analytical - of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
  • anaphylactic - related to the hypersensitivity known as anaphylaxis
  • anaphylactoid.
  • anaphylaxis - hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance
  • anaplasia - loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells often with increased capacity for multiplication, as in a malignant tumor
  • anastamosis.
  • anastomosed.
  • anastomoses.
  • anastomosis - a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
  • anastrazole.
  • anatomical - of or relating to the structure of the body
  • anatomically - with respect to anatomy
  • anatomy - a detailed analysis
  • ancestor - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • ancestors.
  • ancestral - inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
  • anchor - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  • anchored.
  • anchoring.
  • ancient - very old
  • ancillary - furnishing added support
  • ancrod.
  • ancylostoma.
  • ancylostomiasis.
  • and.
  • andean - relating to the Andes and their inhabitants
  • andeffect.
  • andglucose.
  • andrews - United States naturalist who contributed to paleontology and geology (1884-1960)
  • androgen - male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
  • androgenic - of or related to the male hormone androgen
  • androgenproduction.
  • androgens.
  • androgynous - having both male and female characteristics
  • android - an automaton that resembles a human being
  • androstenedone.
  • anencephaly - a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres
  • aneroid - containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid
  • anesthetic - characterized by insensibility
  • aneuploidy - an abnormality involving a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number (one chromosome set is incomplete)
  • aneurine.
  • aneurysm - a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
  • aneurysms.
  • anew - again but in a new or different way
  • angel - the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally
  • anger - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
  • angiitis - inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph duct
  • angina - any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain
  • anginal - of or related to the pain of angina pectoris
  • angio.
  • angiocardiography.
  • angiography - roentgenographic examination of blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque contrast medium; produces an angiogram
  • angioma - a tumor consisting of a mass of blood or lymphatic vessels
  • angioneurotic.
  • angioplasty - an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery
  • angiosarcoma - a rare malignant neoplasm arising from vascular tissue; usually occurs in the breast and skin and is believed to originate from the endothelial cells of blood vessels
  • angiotensin - any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels
  • angitis.
  • angle - a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons
  • angled - forming or set at an angle
  • angles.
  • anglican - of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Anglican church
  • angry - feeling or showing anger
  • angular - having angles or an angular shape
  • angulated.
  • anh.
  • anhalonium.
  • anhidrosis - failure of the sweat glands
  • anhydrase.
  • anhydride - a compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water
  • ani - black tropical American cuckoo
  • aniline - oily poisonous liquid amine obtained from nitrobenzene and used to make dyes and plastics and medicines
  • animal - of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals
  • animalh.
  • animals.
  • animated - having life or vigor or spirit
  • anion - a negatively charged ion
  • anionic - of or relating to anions
  • anions.
  • anisocytosis.
  • ankle - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
  • ankles.
  • ankyloglossia - a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue
  • ankylosing.
  • ankylosis - abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint
  • ankylostoma.
  • annals - a chronological account of events in successive years
  • announced - declared publicly; made widely known
  • annoying - causing irritation or annoyance
  • annual - completing its life cycle within a year
  • annually - without missing a year
  • annulling.
  • annulus - (Fungi) remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the lower part of the stem
  • annum - (Latin) year
  • ano - a Palestinian international terrorist organization that split from the PLO in 1974; has conducted terrorist attacks in 20 countries
  • anode - a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device
  • anodyne - capable of relieving pain
  • anodynes.
  • anogenital.
  • anomalies.
  • anomalous - deviating from the general or common order or type
  • anomaly - (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
  • anon - (old-fashioned or informal) in a little while
  • anonuk.
  • anonymisation.
  • anonymised.
  • anonymity - the state of being anonymous
  • anonymous - having no known name or identity or known source
  • anopheles - malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae
  • anorectal - pertaining to the anus and rectum considered together
  • anorectic - causing loss of appetite
  • anorexia - a prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite
  • anorexic - suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
  • anorgasmia - absence of an orgasm in sexual relations
  • anosmia - absence of the sense of smell (as by damage to olfactory nasal tissue or the olfactory nerve or by obstruction of the nasal passages)
  • another - any of various alternatives; some other
  • anothers.
  • anovular.
  • anovulatory.
  • anoxaemia.
  • anoxia - severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues
  • anstey.
  • answer - a nonverbal reaction
  • answered.
  • answers.
  • antabuse - a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism; causes nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested
  • antacid - acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach)
  • antacids.
  • antagonise - provoke the hostility of
  • antagonises.
  • antagonising.
  • antagonism - (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure
  • antagonist - a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug
  • antagonistic - incapable of harmonious association
  • antagonists.
  • antartic.
  • ante - (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
  • anteflexion.
  • antenatal - occurring or existing before birth
  • antepartum - occurring or existing before birth
  • anteprefix.
  • anterio.
  • anterioposterior.
  • anterior - earlier in time
  • anteriorly - in an anterior direction
  • antero.
  • anterograde - of amnesia; affecting time immediately following trauma
  • anterolateral.
  • anteversion.
  • anthelmintic - capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms
  • anthelmintics.
  • anthonys.
  • anthracis.
  • anthracite - a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
  • anthracosis - lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
  • anthracycline.
  • anthracyclines.
  • anthrax - a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia
  • anthropologists.
  • anti - not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.)
  • antiandrogen.
  • antianxiety.
  • antiarrhythmic - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
  • antibacterial - destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth
  • antibiotic - of or relating to antibiotic drugs
  • antibiotics.
  • antibodies.
  • antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
  • anticancer - used in the treatment of cancer
  • anticholinergic - inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site
  • anticholinergics.
  • anticholinesterase - a medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
  • anticipated - expected hopefully
  • anticipation - something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
  • anticlockwise - in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock
  • anticoagulant - medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
  • anticoagulants.
  • anticoagulated.
  • anticoagulation - the administration of an anticoagulant drug to retard coagulation of the blood
  • anticongestant.
  • anticonvulsant - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
  • anticonvulsants.
  • antidandruff.
  • antidepressant - any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
  • antidepressants.
  • antidiabetic - a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
  • antidiabetics.
  • antidiarrhoeal.
  • antidiuretic - a drug that limits the formation of urine
  • antidoping.
  • antidote - a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
  • antidotes.
  • antiemetic - a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
  • antiendomysial.
  • antiepileptic - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
  • antifibrinolytic.
  • antifoaming.
  • antifreeze - a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point
  • antifungal - capable of destroying fungi
  • antifungals.
  • antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
  • antigenic - of or relating to antigens
  • antigenpresenting.
  • antigens.
  • antigonadotrophin.
  • antihelminthic.
  • antihistamine - a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site
  • antihistamines.
  • antihypertensive - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
  • antihypertensives.
  • antiinflammatory.
  • antilewisite.
  • antilles - a group of islands in the West Indies
  • antilymphocytic.
  • antimalarial - a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria
  • antimetabolite - an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite
  • antimetabolites.
  • antimicrobial - capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
  • antimigraine.
  • antimotility.
  • antimuscarine.
  • antimuscarinic.
  • antinauseant.
  • antineoplastic - used in the treatment of cancer
  • antiobiotic.
  • antioxidant - substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
  • antioxidants.
  • antiperistalsis.
  • antiperspirants.
  • antiphagocytic.
  • antiplatelet.
  • antiprefix.
  • antipseudomonal.
  • antipsychotic - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
  • antipsychotics.
  • antipyretic - preventing or alleviating fever
  • antipyretics.
  • antiresorptive.
  • antiretroviral.
  • antirheumatic.
  • antirheumatoid.
  • antisecretory.
  • antisepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms
  • antiseptic - (extended sense) of exceptionally clean language
  • antiseptics.
  • antiserum - blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens; provides immunity to a disease
  • antisocial - hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior
  • antisocially.
  • antispasmodic - a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
  • antispasmodics.
  • antistaphyloccoccal.
  • antistaphylococcal.
  • antithyroid - having the effect of counteracting excessive thyroid activity
  • antitoxic - counteracting a toxin or poison
  • antitoxin - an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
  • antitoxins.
  • antituberculous.
  • antitumour - used in the treatment of cancer
  • antitussive - any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
  • antivenom.
  • antivenoms.
  • antiviral - inhibiting or stopping the growth and reproduction of viruses
  • antonj.
  • antral.
  • antrim.
  • antrostomy.
  • antrum - a natural cavity or hollow in a bone
  • ants.
  • anulus - a toroidal shape
  • anuria - inability to urinate
  • anus - excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
  • anvil - a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering
  • anxieties.
  • anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
  • anxiolytic - anxiety relieving
  • anxiolytics.
  • anxious - eagerly desirous
  • any - one or some or every or all without specification
  • anybody.
  • anyone.
  • anything - a thing of any kind
  • anywhere - at or in or to any place
  • aol.
  • aorta - the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
  • aortas.
  • aortic - of or relating to the aorta
  • aortitis - inflammation of the aorta
  • aortography.
  • ap.
  • apace - with rapid movements
  • apart - remote and separate physically or socially
  • apathetic - marked by a lack of interest
  • apathy - the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
  • apec.
  • aperient - mildly laxative
  • aperients.
  • aperture - an man-made opening; usually small
  • apertures.
  • apes.
  • apex - the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
  • apgar.
  • aphakia - absence of the natural lens of the eye (usually resulting from the removal of cataracts)
  • aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
  • aphonia - a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
  • aphrodisiac - exciting sexual desire
  • aphrodisiacs.
  • aphthous.
  • apical - situated at an apex
  • apicectomy.
  • aplasia - failure of some tissue or organ to develop
  • aplastic.
  • aplication.
  • apnoea.
  • apnoeas.
  • apnoeic - of or relating to apnea
  • apoapo.
  • apocrine - (of exocrine glands) producing a secretion in which part of the secreting cell is released with the secretion
  • apodia.
  • apolitical - politically neutral
  • aponeurosis - any of the deeper and thicker fascia that attach muscles to bones; resemble flattened tendons
  • apoplexy - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
  • apoptopic.
  • apoptosis - a type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself; a cell suicide mechanism that enables metazoans to control cell number and eliminate cells that threaten the animal's survival
  • apparatus - equipment designed to serve a specific function
  • apparent - clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
  • apparently - from appearances alone
  • appealed.
  • appeals.
  • appear - come into sight or view
  • appearance - the act of appearing in public view
  • appearances.
  • appeared.
  • appearing - formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
  • appears.
  • appendages.
  • appendectomy - surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
  • appendicectomy - surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
  • appendices.
  • appendicitis - inflammation of the vermiform appendix
  • appendicular - relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs
  • appendix - a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
  • appendixes.
  • appetite - a feeling of craving something
  • appetites.
  • apple - fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
  • apples.
  • appliances.
  • applicable - readily applicable or practical
  • applicants.
  • application - a diligent effort
  • applications.
  • applicators.
  • applied - concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; opposed to theoretical
  • applies.
  • apply - ask (for something)
  • applying.
  • appoint - furnish
  • appointed - selected for a job
  • appointment - (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment
  • appointments.
  • appoints.
  • appraisal - the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
  • appraised.
  • appraises.
  • appraising - exercising or involving careful evaluations
  • appreciable - enough to be estimated or measured
  • appreciably - to a noticeable degree
  • appreciate - increase the value of
  • appreciated - fully understood or grasped
  • appreciation - an increase in price or value
  • approach - the act of drawing spatially closer to something
  • approached.
  • approaches.
  • approaching - of the relatively near future
  • appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
  • appropriately - in an appropriate manner
  • appropriateness - the quality of being specially suitable
  • approriate.
  • approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion
  • approved - generally or especially officially judged acceptable or satisfactory
  • approving - expressing or manifesting praise or approval
  • approximate - located close together
  • approximately - (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • apraxia - inability to make purposeful movements
  • apricots.
  • april - the month following March and preceding May
  • apron - a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
  • aproximately.
  • apt - (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
  • aptly - in a competent capable manner
  • apyrexia.
  • aquatic - operating or living or growing in water
  • aqueduct - a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
  • aqueous - produced by the action of water
  • arabia - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
  • arabian - of or relating to Arabian horses
  • arabin.
  • arachidonic.
  • arachnodactyly.
  • arachnoid - relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida
  • arachnoiditis.
  • arangements.
  • arbitrarily - in a random manner
  • arbitrary - based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
  • arborisation.
  • arbovirus - a large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis
  • arboviruses.
  • arc - a continuous portion of a circle
  • arch - expert in skulduggery
  • archaeological - related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology
  • archaic - little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
  • arched - constructed with or in the form of an arch or arches
  • arches.
  • archetypes.
  • archie.
  • archiving.
  • arctic - extremely cold
  • arcus - an whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea
  • ards - acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.
  • arduous - difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
  • are - a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
  • area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
  • areas.
  • areata.
  • arenavirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Arenaviridae
  • arenaviruses.
  • arenosus.
  • areola - small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
  • argentinian - of or relating to or characteristic of Argentina or its people
  • arginine - a bitter tasting amino acid found in proteins and necessary for nutrition; its absence from the diet leads to a reduced production of spermatozoa
  • argon - a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere
  • argonet.
  • arguable - open to argument or debate
  • arguably - as can be shown by argument
  • argue - present reasons and arguments
  • argued.
  • argument - a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
  • arguments.
  • argyle - a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural)
  • argyll - a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm
  • argyria.
  • argyriosis.
  • arise - result or issue
  • arisen.
  • arises.
  • arising.
  • aristotle - one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)
  • arithmetic - relating to or involving arithmetic
  • arm - the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person
  • armed - (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
  • armies.
  • armlet - a band worn around the arm for decoration
  • armpit - the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
  • armpits.
  • arms - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
  • army - a large number of people united for some specific purpose
  • aroma - a distinctive odor that is pleasant
  • aromatase.
  • aromatic - having a strong pleasant odor
  • aromatics.
  • arose.
  • around - in circumference
  • arousal - the act of arousing
  • arouse - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • aroused - (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
  • arrange - arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
  • arranged - deliberately arranged for effect
  • arrangement - the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
  • arrangements.
  • arranging - the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
  • array - an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics
  • arrectores.
  • arrest - the state of inactivity following an interruption
  • arrested - having development checked or reversed
  • arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
  • arrhythmias.
  • arrhythmic - without regard for rhythm
  • arrival - accomplishment of an objective
  • arrived.
  • arrives.
  • arriving.
  • arrowroot - white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch
  • arrythmias.
  • arsenic - a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
  • art - the creation of beautiful or significant things
  • artefact - a man-made object taken as a whole
  • artemesinin.
  • arterial - of or involving or contained in the arteries
  • arteries.
  • arterio.
  • arteriography - roentgenographic examination of arteries
  • arteriolar - of or relating to or involving arterioles
  • arteriole - one of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries
  • arterioles.
  • arteriosclerosis - sclerosis of the arterial walls
  • arteriosus.
  • arteriovenous - connecting an artery to a vein
  • arteritis - inflammation of an artery
  • artery - a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic
  • arthralgia - pain in a joint or joints
  • arthritic - of or pertaining to arthritis
  • arthritis - inflammation of a joint or joints
  • arthritiscare.
  • arthrodesis - the surgical fixation of a joint which is intended to result in bone fusion
  • arthrodosis.
  • arthropathy - a pathology or abnormality of a joint
  • arthroplasty - surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint
  • arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
  • arthropods.
  • arthroscope - a type of endoscope that is inserted into a joint for visual examination
  • arthroscopy - a minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision
  • arthrotomy.
  • article - one of a class of artifacts
  • articles.
  • articualtes.
  • articular - relating to or affecting the joints of the body
  • articulate - expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
  • articulated - pronounced distinctly and clearly
  • articulates.
  • articulating.
  • articulation - the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible
  • artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
  • artifical.
  • artificial - artificially formal
  • artificially - not according to nature; not by natural means
  • artillery - large but transportable armament
  • artists.
  • arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
  • aryl.
  • arytenoid - either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached
  • as - to the same degree (often followed by `as')
  • asafoetida - the brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic
  • asbah.
  • asbestos - a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer
  • asbestosis - lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles
  • ascariasis - infestation of the human intestine with Ascaris roundworms
  • ascaricides.
  • ascaris - type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth
  • ascended.
  • ascending - moving or going or growing upward
  • ascends.
  • ascent - an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
  • ascertain - learn or discover with certainty
  • ascertainable - capable of being ascertained or found out
  • ascertained - discovered or determined by scientific observation
  • ascertainment.
  • ascites - accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
  • ascorbate.
  • ascorbic.
  • ascribed.
  • ascs.
  • asepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
  • aseptic - free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
  • asexual - not having or involving sex
  • ash - any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus
  • ashes.
  • asia - the nations of the Asian continent collectively
  • asian - denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java
  • asiatic - of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture
  • aside - in reserve; not for immediate use
  • ask - make a request or demand for something to somebody
  • asked.
  • asking - relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation
  • asleep - dead
  • asme.
  • aso.
  • asparaginase - antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia
  • asparagine - a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants (e.g., asparagus)
  • aspartame - an artificial sweetener made from aspartic acid; used as a calorie-free sweetener
  • aspartate.
  • aspect - a characteristic to be considered
  • aspects.
  • aspergers.
  • aspergillosis - disease especially in agricultural workers caused by inhalation of Aspergillus spores causing lumps in skin and ears and respiratory organs
  • aspergillus - genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
  • asphyxia - a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas
  • asphyxiate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
  • asphyxiation - killing by depriving of oxygen
  • aspirate - a consonant pronounced with aspiration
  • aspirated.
  • aspirating.
  • aspiration - a will to succeed
  • aspirator - a pump that draws air or another gas through a liquid
  • aspirin - the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
  • assault - a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
  • assaulted.
  • assay - a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
  • assayed.
  • assays.
  • assembled - formed by fitting or joining components together
  • assembly - the social act of assembling
  • asserting - relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
  • assess - estimate the value of (property) for taxation
  • assessed.
  • assesses.
  • assessing.
  • assessment - the market value set on assets
  • assessments.
  • assessor - an official who evaluates property for the purpose of taxing it
  • assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
  • assigned - appointed to a post or duty
  • assigning - the act of distributing something to designated places or persons
  • assignments.
  • assimilate - become similar to one's environment
  • assimilated.
  • assimilation - in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance
  • assist - (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
  • assistance - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  • assistant - of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
  • assistants.
  • assisted - having help; often used as a combining form
  • assisting.
  • assists.
  • assocation.
  • associa.
  • associate - having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status
  • associated - related to or accompanying
  • associateship - the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
  • association - the act of consorting with or joining with others
  • associations.
  • assume - take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
  • assumed - accepted as real or true without proof
  • assumes.
  • assuming - excessively forward
  • assurance - freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
  • assured - marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence
  • assuring - giving confidence
  • astemizole.
  • astereognosis - a loss of the ability to recognize objects by handling them
  • asterixis.
  • asthenia - an abnormal loss of strength
  • asthenopia - a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem
  • asthma - respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
  • asthmatic - relating to breathing with a whistling sound
  • asthmatics.
  • asthmaticus.
  • astigmatism - (optics) defect in an optical system in which light rays from a single point fail to converge in a single focal point
  • astigmatismthe.
  • astral - being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars
  • astride - with one leg on each side
  • astringent - tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue
  • astringents.
  • astrocytes.
  • astrocytomas.
  • astronauts.
  • astroviruses.
  • asylum - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
  • asymmetrical - irregular in shape or outline
  • asymmetry - (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
  • asymptomatic - having no symptoms of illness or disease
  • asynergia - absence of coordination of organs or body parts that usually work together harmoniously
  • asystole - absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death
  • at - 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos
  • atavism - a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
  • ataxia - inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
  • ataxic - lacking motor coordination; marked or caused by ataxia
  • atelectasis - collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth
  • atenolol - an oral beta blocker (trade name Tenormin) used in treating hypertension and angina; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)
  • atheroma - a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow
  • atheromatous - of or relating to or resembling atheroma
  • atherosclerosis - a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
  • athetoid.
  • athetosis - a continuous succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of the hands and feet and other body parts
  • athlete - a person trained to compete in sports
  • athletes.
  • athletic - having a sturdy and well proportioned body
  • athletics - participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity
  • athrombia.
  • ation.
  • atishoo.
  • atlanta - a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864
  • atlantic - relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
  • atlas - a figure of a man used as a supporting column
  • atmosphere - the mass of air surrounding the Earth
  • atmospheric - relating to or located in the atmosphere
  • atom - (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
  • atomic - immeasurably small
  • atoms.
  • atonic - used of syllables
  • atony - lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
  • atopic.
  • atopy - an allergic reaction that becomes apparent in a sensitized person only minutes after contact
  • atorvastatin - an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given
  • atovaquone.
  • atp - a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions
  • atresia - an abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent
  • atria.
  • atrial - of or relating to a cavity or chamber in the body (especially one of the upper chambers of the heart)
  • atrio.
  • atrioventricular - relating to or affecting the atria and ventricles of the heart
  • atrium - the central area in a building; open to the sky
  • atropa - belladonna
  • atrophic - relating to or characterized by atrophy
  • atrophied - (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
  • atrophies.
  • atrophy - any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
  • atropine - a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides
  • atropinisation.
  • attach - be attached; be in contact with
  • attached - associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
  • attaches.
  • attaching.
  • attachment - the act of attaching or affixing something
  • attachments.
  • attack - a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
  • attacker - someone who attacks
  • attackers.
  • attacking - disposed to attack
  • attacks.
  • attain - reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
  • attained - achieved or reached
  • attainment - arrival at a new stage
  • attains.
  • attempt - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  • attempted - tried unsuccessfully
  • attempting.
  • attempts.
  • attend - give heed (to)
  • attendance - the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
  • attendant - being present (at meeting or event etc.)
  • attending - being present (at meeting or event etc.)
  • attends.
  • attention - a courteous act indicating affection
  • attenuated - of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion
  • attenuation - the property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density
  • attitude - a theatrical pose created for effect
  • attitudes.
  • attorney - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
  • attract - exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away
  • attracted.
  • attracting.
  • attraction - the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts
  • attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
  • attracts.
  • attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
  • attributed.
  • attributes.
  • attrition - the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction
  • atypical - deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal
  • au - a unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers)
  • audible - heard or perceptible by the ear
  • audience - a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
  • audio - the sound elements of television
  • audiogram - a graphical representation of a person's auditory sensitivity to sound
  • audiological.
  • audiologist.
  • audiometer - an instrument used to measure the sensitivity of hearing
  • audiometry - measuring sensitivity of hearing
  • audit - a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation
  • auditcommission.
  • auditor - a qualified accountant who inspects the accounting records and practices of a business or other organization
  • auditors.
  • auditory - of or relating to the process of hearing
  • audits.
  • auenbrugger.
  • augmented - added to or made greater in amount or number or strength
  • augments.
  • august - profoundly honored
  • aura - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
  • aural - relating to or characterized by an aura
  • auranofin.
  • aureus.
  • auricle - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
  • auricles.
  • auriscope - medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light; used for examining the external ear (the auditory meatus and especially the tympanic membrane)
  • aurothiomalate.
  • auscultates.
  • auscultation - listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
  • auspices - kindly endorsement and guidance
  • australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
  • australian - of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants
  • austrian - of or relating to Austria or its people or culture
  • author - someone who originates or causes or initiates something
  • authorisation - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  • authorise - grant authorization or clearance for
  • authorised - endowed with authority
  • authorises.
  • authoritative - sanctioned by established authority
  • authorities - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
  • authority - official permission or approval
  • authoritys.
  • authors.
  • autism - (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people
  • autistic - characteristic of or affected with autism
  • auto - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
  • autoantibodies.
  • autoantibody - an antibody acting against tissues of the organism that produces it
  • autoclave - a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments
  • autoclaving.
  • autogenous - originating within the body
  • autografts.
  • autoimmune - of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body
  • autoimmunity - production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body; produces autoimmune disease or hypersensitivity reactions
  • autoimune.
  • autoinfection.
  • autointoxication.
  • autologous - derived from organisms of the selfsame individual
  • autolysis - lysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process
  • automate - make automatic or control or operate automatically
  • automated - operated by automation
  • automatic - operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control
  • automatically - in a reflex manner
  • automating.
  • automatism - any reaction that occurs automatically without conscious thought or reflection (especially the undirected behavior seen in psychomotor epilepsy)
  • automatisms.
  • autonomic - relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system
  • autonomous - (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
  • autonomously.
  • autonomy - immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
  • autoprefix.
  • autopsy - an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
  • autosomal - of or relating to an autosome
  • autosome - any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; appear in pairs in body cells but as single chromosomes in spermatozoa
  • autosomes.
  • autotransplant.
  • autumn - the season when the leaves fall from the trees
  • autumnale.
  • autumnalis.
  • auxiliaries.
  • availability - the quality of being at hand when needed
  • available - obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
  • avascular - without blood vessels
  • avenue - a line of approach
  • average - lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
  • averages.
  • aversion - the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
  • avert - turn away or aside
  • averting - the act of preventing something from occurring
  • avian - pertaining to or characteristic of birds
  • aviators.
  • avidin.
  • avitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
  • avma.
  • avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
  • avoidably.
  • avoidance - deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
  • avoided.
  • avoiding.
  • avoids.
  • avulsed.
  • avulsion - a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another
  • awaiting.
  • awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
  • awakened - (somewhat formal) having been waked up
  • awakening - the act of waking
  • awakens.
  • awarded.
  • aware - (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
  • awareness - having knowledge of
  • away - (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
  • awkward - not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner
  • awoolf.
  • axes.
  • axial - situated on or along or in the direction of an axis
  • axilla - the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
  • axillae.
  • axillary - of or relating to the armpit
  • axis - the center around which something rotates
  • axl.
  • axon - long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
  • axons.
  • aylesbury.
  • az - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
  • azar.
  • azathioprine - an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
  • azithromycin.
  • azole.
  • azoles.
  • azoospermia.
  • azotaemia - accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine
  • azt - an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow
  • aztec - a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519
  • azygos - occurring singly; not one of a pair

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  • ba - a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
  • baaf.
  • babe - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
  • babes.
  • babies.
  • babinski - extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons
  • baby - a project of personal concern to someone
  • babys.
  • bachelors.
  • bacillary - formed like a bacillus
  • bacille.
  • bacilli.
  • bacillus - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
  • bacitracin - a polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organisms; usually applied locally
  • back - located at or near the back of an animal
  • backache - an ache localized in the back
  • backbone - the part of a network that connects other networks together
  • backcare.
  • backed - having a back or backing, usually of a specified type
  • background - (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
  • backgrounds.
  • backing - the act of providing approval and support
  • backlogs.
  • backs.
  • backup - (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device
  • backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear
  • backwards - at or to or toward the back or rear
  • baclofen.
  • bacon - back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • bacteraemia.
  • bacteria - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered plants
  • bacterial - relating to or caused by bacteria
  • bactericidal - preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
  • bactericide - any chemical agent that destroys bacteria
  • bacteriological - of or relating to bacteriology
  • bacteriology - the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease
  • bacteriophage - a virus that is parasitic in bacteria
  • bacteriophages.
  • bacteriostatic - of or relating to or causing bacteriostasis
  • bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered plants
  • bacteriuria.
  • bacteroides - type genus of Bacteroidaceae; genus of Gram-negative rodlike anaerobic bacteria producing no endospores and no pigment and living in the gut of man and animals
  • bacup.
  • bad - feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
  • badly - with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display
  • baem.
  • bag - a flexible container with a single opening
  • bagasse - the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane or similar plants
  • bagassosis - alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust)
  • baggage - a case used to carry belongings when traveling
  • baggy - not fitting closely; hanging loosely
  • bags.
  • baked - (bread and pastries) cooked by dry heat (as in an oven)
  • bakers.
  • baking - as hot as if in an oven
  • bal.
  • balance - a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
  • balanced - total debits and credits are equal
  • balances.
  • balancing - getting two things to correspond
  • balanitis - inflammation of the head of the penis
  • balantidiasis.
  • balantidium.
  • balding - getting bald
  • baldness - the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
  • ball - a pitch that is not in the strike zone
  • ballet - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
  • balloon - large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
  • balloonended.
  • ballooning - flying in a balloon
  • ballottement - a palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus)
  • ballyclare.
  • balsam - an ointment containing a fragrant resin
  • balsams.
  • balsham.
  • baltic - of or near or on the Baltic Sea
  • ban - an official prohibition or edict against something
  • banbury.
  • bancrofti.
  • band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
  • bandage - a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
  • bandages.
  • bandaging - the act of applying a bandage
  • bands.
  • banish - drive away
  • bank - a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
  • banked.
  • banks - English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
  • banned - forbidden by law
  • banning - an official prohibition or edict against something
  • bans.
  • baps.
  • bar - a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon
  • baranys.
  • baratrauma.
  • barbae.
  • barbers.
  • barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
  • barbiturates.
  • bare - lacking in amplitude or quantity
  • barefoot - without shoes
  • barely - by a small margin
  • bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
  • barium - a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
  • bark - a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
  • barking.
  • barley - a grain of barley
  • barnums.
  • baroness - a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron
  • baroreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to pressure
  • baroreceptors.
  • barotrauma.
  • barr.
  • barred - firmly fastened or secured against opening
  • barrel - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
  • barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
  • barriers.
  • bartholins.
  • bartonella.
  • basal - of primary importance
  • base - debased; not genuine
  • based - having a base of operations (often used as a combining form)
  • baseline - the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases
  • basement - the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
  • bases.
  • basic - of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
  • basically - at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature
  • basilar - of or relating to or located at the base
  • basilic.
  • basin - a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids
  • basis - the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  • basket - a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop
  • basks.
  • basle - a city in northwestern Switzerland
  • basophil - a leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains
  • basophilia - the tendency of cells to stain with basic dyes
  • basophils.
  • basra - the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
  • bass - having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
  • bassorin.
  • bat - (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
  • batches.
  • bath - you soak and wash your body in a bathtub
  • bathe - the act of swimming
  • bathed.
  • bathers.
  • bathing - immersing the body in water or sunshine
  • baths.
  • bats - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  • batteries.
  • battersea.
  • battery - an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
  • battles.
  • baum - United States writer of children's books (1856-1919)
  • bauxite - a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst
  • bbs - a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest
  • bc - before the Christian era; used following dates before the supposed year Christ was born
  • bcass.
  • bcg.
  • bda.
  • bdadyslexia.
  • be - a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
  • beaches.
  • beads - several beads threaded together on a string
  • beak - horny projecting mouth of a bird
  • beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
  • beams.
  • bean - any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
  • beans.
  • bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • bearable - capable of being borne though unpleasant
  • beard - hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
  • bearer - a messenger who bears or presents
  • bearing - (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
  • bearings.
  • bears.
  • beat - very tired
  • beaten - much trodden and worn smooth or bare
  • beating - expanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart
  • beats - a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
  • beaumont - a city of southeastern Texas near Houston
  • beaus.
  • became.
  • because.
  • beccles.
  • beclomethasone.
  • become - enter or assume a certain state or condition
  • becomes.
  • becoming - displaying or setting off to best advantage
  • becquerel - French physicist who discovered that rays emitted by uranium salts affect photographic plates (1852-1908)
  • bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
  • bedblockers.
  • bedclothes - coverings that are used on a bed
  • bedded - having a bed or beds as specified
  • bedding - coverings that are used on a bed
  • bedford.
  • bedlinen.
  • bedpan - a shallow vessel used by a bedridden patient for defecation and urination
  • bedpans.
  • bedridden - confined to bed (by illness)
  • bedroom - a room used primarily for sleeping
  • beds.
  • bedside - space by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person)
  • bedsores.
  • bedtime - the time you go to bed
  • bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
  • beech - any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions
  • beef - cattle that are reared for their meat
  • beefy - muscular and heavily built
  • been.
  • beer - a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
  • beers.
  • bees.
  • beeswax - a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs
  • beet - round red root vegetable
  • beetles.
  • beetroot - beet having a massively swollen red root; widely grown for human consumption
  • beetsugar.
  • before - earlier in time; previously
  • beforehand - being ahead of time or need
  • began.
  • begin - Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
  • beginning - serving to begin
  • beginnings.
  • begins.
  • begun.
  • beh.
  • behalf - as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of")
  • behave - behave in a certain manner
  • behaved.
  • behaves.
  • behaving.
  • behaviour - manner of acting or controlling yourself
  • behavioural - of or relating to behavior
  • behaviourist - of or relating to behaviorism
  • behaviours.
  • behind - having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
  • being - the state or fact of existing
  • beings.
  • belching - the forceful expulsion of something from inside
  • belfast - capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Protestantism in Northern Ireland
  • belgrave.
  • belief - any cognitive content held as true
  • beliefs.
  • believe - accept as true; take to be true
  • believed.
  • believes.
  • believing - the cognitive process that leads to convictions
  • bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • belladonna - an alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally
  • bellows - a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air; used to make a fire burn more fiercely or to sound a musical instrument
  • bells.
  • belly - the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish
  • belong - be owned by; be in the possession of
  • belonging - happiness felt in a secure relationship
  • belongs.
  • beloved - dearly loved
  • below - at a later place
  • belt - a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
  • bence.
  • bend - curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
  • bending - not remaining rigid or straight
  • bendrofluazide.
  • bends - pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
  • beneath - in or to a place that is lower
  • beneficence - the quality of being kind or helpful or generous
  • beneficial - promoting or enhancing well-being
  • beneficiaries.
  • benefit - something that aids or promotes well-being
  • benefited.
  • benefiting.
  • benefits.
  • benign - pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
  • bennett - United States aviator who (with Richard E. Byrd) piloted the first flight over the North Pole (1890-1928)
  • bennetts.
  • benserazide.
  • bent - of metal e.g.
  • benzalkonium.
  • benzedrine - a form of amphetamine
  • benzene - a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
  • benzhexol.
  • benzidine.
  • benzimidazole.
  • benzoate - any salt or ester of benzoic acid
  • benzocaine - a white crystalline ester used as a local anesthetic
  • benzodiazepine - any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency
  • benzodiazepines.
  • benzodiazpine.
  • benzoic - containing or derived from benzoic acid or benzoin
  • benzoin - used in some classifications for the American spicebush and certain other plants often included in the genus Lindera
  • benzol - a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
  • benzothiadiazines.
  • benzoyl.
  • benzpyrene.
  • benzyl - the univalent radical derived from toluene
  • benzylpenicillin - the penicillin that constitutes the principal component of many commercial antibiotics
  • beome.
  • bephenium.
  • bequeath - leave or give by will after one's death
  • bequeathed.
  • bequest - (law) a gift of personal property by will
  • beractant.
  • bereavement - state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
  • bergh.
  • beri.
  • beriberi - avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)
  • berkshire - a county in southern England
  • berlocque.
  • berries.
  • berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
  • berus.
  • berylliosis.
  • beryllium - a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
  • beside.
  • besides - making an additional point; anyway
  • best - (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities
  • bestiality - sexual activity between a person and an animal
  • bestknown.
  • beta - preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product
  • betaadrenoceptor.
  • betablocking.
  • betahaemolytic.
  • betahistine.
  • betahydroxybutyric.
  • betaine - a sweet tasting alkaloid that occurs in sugar beets
  • betalactamase.
  • betalactamases.
  • betamethasone.
  • betatron - accelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux
  • betaxolol.
  • betel - Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians
  • better - (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
  • between - in between
  • bewildered - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
  • bexhill.
  • beyond - in addition
  • bezafibrate.
  • bezoar.
  • bg.
  • bham.
  • bi - a heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically); usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals
  • bias - slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric
  • biausa.
  • bible - a book regarded as authoritative in its field
  • bicarbonate - a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
  • bicarbonates.
  • biceps - any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm)
  • biconcave - concave on both sides
  • biconvex - convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil
  • bicuspid - having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
  • bicuspids.
  • bicycle - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
  • bid - an attempt to get something
  • biddendon.
  • bifid - divided into two lobes
  • bifida.
  • bifidobacterium.
  • bifidum.
  • bifocal - having two foci
  • bifurcation - the act of splitting into two branches
  • bifurcatus.
  • big - in an advanced stage of pregnancy
  • bigger - large or big relative to something else
  • biggest.
  • biguanides.
  • bikini - a woman's very brief bathing suit
  • bilateral - having two sides or parts
  • bild.
  • bile - a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
  • bilharzia - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
  • bilharziasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
  • biliary - relating to the bile ducts or the gallbladder
  • bilirubin - an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice
  • biliverdin.
  • bill - the entertainment offered at a public presentation
  • billeted.
  • billing - request for payment of a debt
  • billion - denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States
  • billions.
  • binaural - relating to or having or hearing with two ears
  • bind - something that hinders as if with bonds
  • binding - causing constipation
  • binds.
  • binet - French psychologist remembered for his studies of the intellectual development of children (1857-1911)
  • binge - an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
  • binges.
  • binocular - relating to both eyes
  • binocularly.
  • binovular.
  • bio.
  • bioassay - appraisal of the biological activity of a substance by testing its effect on an organism and comparing the result with some agreed standard
  • bioavailability.
  • biochemical - of or relating to biochemistry; involving chemical processes in living organisms
  • biochemically - with respect to biochemistry
  • biochemist - someone with special training in biochemistry
  • biodeterioration.
  • biofeedback - a training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure) that is not normally available with the goal of gaining conscious control of them
  • biological - of parents and children; related by blood
  • biologically - with respect to biology
  • biologists.
  • biology - the science that studies living organisms
  • biomechanical.
  • biomedical - relating to the activities and applications of science to clinical medicine
  • biopsies.
  • biopsy - examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
  • biopsysection.
  • bioremediation - the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances
  • bioscience - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
  • biospy.
  • biosynthetically.
  • biotechnological.
  • bioterrorism - terrorism using the weapons of biological warfare
  • bioterrorist.
  • biotin - a B vitamin that aids in body growth
  • biotype - organisms sharing a specified genotype or the genotype (or peculiarities) so shared
  • biphasic.
  • biphosphates.
  • bipolar - having two poles
  • bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • birds.
  • birkdale.
  • birmingham - a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center
  • birth - the event of being born
  • birthday - an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)
  • birthmark - a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
  • births.
  • birthweight.
  • bisacodyl.
  • biscuits.
  • bisexual - sexually attracted to both sexes
  • bishops.
  • bismuth - a heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically); usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals
  • bisphosphonate.
  • bisphosphonates.
  • bite - a portion removed from the whole
  • bites.
  • bithionol.
  • biting - causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
  • bits.
  • bitten.
  • bitter - proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity
  • bitters - alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots
  • bituminous - resembling or containing bitumen
  • biurate.
  • bixtrex.
  • bizarre - conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
  • black - marked by anger or resentment or hostility
  • blackcurrants.
  • blackfriars.
  • blackheads.
  • blackouts.
  • blacks.
  • blackwater - any of several human or animal diseases characterized by dark urine resulting from rapid breakdown of red blood cells
  • bladder - a bag that fills with air
  • bladderneck.
  • bladders.
  • blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
  • blades.
  • blame - expletives used informally as intensifiers
  • blamed - expletives used informally as intensifiers
  • blanched - anemic looking from illness or emotion
  • blanching.
  • blank - void of expression
  • blanket - broad in scope or content
  • blankets.
  • blasting - causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
  • blastocyst - the blastula of mammals
  • blaze - a light-colored marking
  • bleach - the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)
  • bleached - having lost freshness or brilliance of color
  • bleaches.
  • bleaching.
  • bleachingpowder.
  • bleak - unpleasantly cold and damp
  • bleating.
  • bleb - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
  • blebs.
  • bleed - draw blood
  • bleeding - flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels
  • bleedings.
  • bleeds.
  • blemish - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
  • blend - the act of blending components together thoroughly
  • blenorrhoea.
  • bleomycin.
  • blepharitis - inflammation of the eyelids characterized by redness and swelling and dried crusts
  • blepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
  • blind - unable or unwilling to perceive or understand
  • blinded - deprived of sight
  • blindly - without preparation or reflection; without a rational basis
  • blindness - the state of being blind or lacking sight
  • blinking - closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly
  • blister - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
  • blistering - very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
  • blisters.
  • bloated - abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
  • bloaters.
  • bloating.
  • block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
  • blockade - a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
  • blockage - the act of blocking
  • blockages.
  • blocked - completely obstructed or closed off
  • blocker - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
  • blockers.
  • blocking - the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
  • blocks.
  • blonde - being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes
  • blood - temperament or disposition
  • bloodbanks.
  • bloodcholesterol.
  • bloodglucose.
  • bloodless - destitute of blood or apparently so
  • bloodlessly - in a bloodless manner; without shedding blood
  • bloodlessness.
  • bloodletting - formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
  • bloodmaking.
  • bloodpoisoning.
  • bloods.
  • bloodshot - (of an eye) reddened as a result of locally congested blood vessels; inflamed
  • bloodstained - covered with blood
  • bloodstains.
  • bloodstream - the blood flowing through the circulatory system
  • bloody - having or covered with or accompanied by blood
  • blot - an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
  • blotchy - marred by discolored spots or blotches
  • blots.
  • blow - forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
  • blowing - processing that involves blowing a gas
  • blown - breathing laboriously or convulsively
  • blows.
  • blue - causing dejection
  • blueish - of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
  • blueness - blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
  • blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
  • bluish - of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
  • blunt - devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
  • blunted - made dull or blunt
  • blunting.
  • blurred - unclear in form or expression
  • blurring.
  • blushing - having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
  • blythwood.
  • bm - a euphemism for defecation
  • bma.
  • bmi.
  • bmis.
  • bnf.
  • boa - any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
  • board - a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
  • boarding - the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
  • boards - the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink
  • boast - speaking of yourself in superlatives
  • boat - a small vessel for travel on water
  • bobbin - a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
  • bobcats.
  • bodies.
  • bodily - having or relating to a physical material body
  • body - the external structure of a vehicle
  • bodybuild.
  • bodybuilder - someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature
  • bodys.
  • boehrringer.
  • boil - a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
  • boiled - cooked in hot water
  • boiler - sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
  • boiling - extremely
  • boils.
  • bolam.
  • bolitho.
  • bolivia - a form of canasta in which sequences can be melded
  • bolster - a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows
  • bolus - a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
  • bombs.
  • bond - held in slavery
  • bonding - fastening firmly together
  • bonds.
  • bone - consisting of or made up of bone
  • bonemarrow.
  • bones - a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
  • bonny - very pleasing to the eye
  • bony - having bones especially many or prominent bones
  • book - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
  • booking - the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)
  • booklet - a small book usually having a paper cover
  • booklets.
  • books.
  • bookshops.
  • boost - the act of giving hope or support to someone
  • boosted.
  • booster - an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective
  • boosters.
  • boosting.
  • boots.
  • boracic - of or relating to or derived from or containing boron
  • borax - an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent
  • borborygmus.
  • border - a strip forming the outer edge of something
  • bordered - having a border especially of a specified kind; sometimes used as a combining term
  • bordesley.
  • bordetella.
  • bore - a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
  • boredom - the feeling of being bored by something tedious
  • boric - of or relating to or derived from or containing boron
  • born - brought into existence
  • borne.
  • bornholm.
  • borough - an English town that forms the constituency of a member of parliament
  • borrelia - cause of e.g. European and African relapsing fever
  • bosses.
  • both - (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two
  • bottle - a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
  • bottled.
  • bottles.
  • bottom - the lowest rank
  • botulinum - anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism
  • botulism - food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly
  • bought.
  • bougie.
  • bougies.
  • boulevard - a wide street or thoroughfare
  • bounces.
  • bound - confined by bonds
  • boundaries.
  • boundary - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
  • bounded - having the limits or boundaries established
  • bounding.
  • bout - a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
  • boutonneuse.
  • bouts.
  • bovine - dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox
  • bow - a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
  • bowel - the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
  • bowels - the center of the Earth
  • bowelsterilisation.
  • bowens.
  • bowling - the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc
  • bowls - a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack
  • bowmans.
  • bows.
  • box - a blow with the hand (usually on the ear)
  • boxer - a breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany
  • boxers - underpants worn by men
  • boxing - fighting with the fists
  • boy - (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man
  • boydii.
  • boyfriends.
  • boys.
  • bp.
  • bph - enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process
  • bppv.
  • bq.
  • br - a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s; wants to separate Italy from NATO and advocates violence in the service of class warfare and revolution; mostly inactive since 1989
  • brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
  • bracelets.
  • braces - an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
  • brachial - of or relating to an arm
  • brachii.
  • brachiocephalic.
  • brachycephalic - having a short broad head with a cephalic index of over 80
  • brachydactyly - abnormal shortness of fingers and toes
  • brackets.
  • bradycardia - abnormally slow heartbeat
  • bradycardias.
  • bradykinesia.
  • bradykinin.
  • braided - adorned with braid
  • braille - a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represent letters and numerals
  • brain - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
  • brains.
  • braintissue.
  • brainwaves.
  • brake - a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
  • bran - food prepared from the husks of cereal grains
  • branch - an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization
  • branched - having branches
  • branches.
  • branchial - of or relating to gills (or to parts of the body derived from embryonic gills)
  • branching - resembling the branches of a tree
  • brand - a recognizable kind
  • branded - (of goods and merchandise) marked or labeled by a distinctive word or symbol indicating exclusive rights
  • branes.
  • brassiere - an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
  • brassieres.
  • brazier - large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned; warms people who must stay outside for long times
  • brazilian - of or relating to or characteristic of Brazil or the people of Brazil
  • braziliensis.
  • breach - a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
  • breached.
  • breaches.
  • bread - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
  • breadth - the capacity to understand a broad range of topics
  • break - an escape from jail
  • breakbone.
  • breakdown - an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
  • breakdowns.
  • breaking - (of waves) curling over and crashing into surf or spray
  • breaks.
  • breakthrough - making an important discovery
  • breast - the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen
  • breastbone - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
  • breastcancercare.
  • breastfeeding.
  • breastmilk.
  • breasts.
  • breath - the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
  • breathe - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
  • breathed - uttered without voice
  • breathers.
  • breathes.
  • breathing - passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination
  • breathless - appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse
  • breathlessness - a dyspneic condition
  • breaths.
  • bred.
  • breech - opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
  • breed - a lineage or race of people
  • breeders.
  • breeze - a slight wind (usually refreshing)
  • brendeny.
  • brewed.
  • brewers.
  • brewing - the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast
  • bricklayers.
  • bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
  • bridges - United States labor leader who organized the longshoremen (1901-1990)
  • bridgford.
  • bridging.
  • brief - concise and succinct
  • briefer.
  • briefing - detailed instructions, as for a military operation
  • briefly - for a short time
  • bright - full or promise
  • brightly - with brightness
  • brights.
  • brilliant - full of light; shining intensely
  • brills.
  • bring - bring into a different state
  • bringing - the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
  • brings.
  • brinzolamide.
  • brisbane - capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia
  • bristle - a stiff hair
  • bristles.
  • bristol - an industrial city and port in southwestern England near the mouth of the River Avon
  • brit - minute crustaceans forming food for right whales
  • britain - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland
  • britains.
  • british - of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture
  • britons.
  • brittle - having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
  • brittlebone.
  • brittleness - firm but easily broken
  • britton.
  • broached - of a cask or barrel
  • broad - showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
  • broadened.
  • broadening - the action of making broader
  • broader.
  • broadly - without regard to specific details or exceptions
  • broadway - a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters
  • brocas.
  • broccoli - branched green undeveloped flower heads
  • brodrick.
  • broken - physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
  • bromantan.
  • bromide - any of the salts of hydrobromic acid; formerly used as a sedative but now generally replaced by safer drugs
  • bromides.
  • bromidrosis.
  • bromley.
  • bromocriptine.
  • bromsgrove.
  • bronchi.
  • bronchial - relating to or associated with the bronchi
  • bronchiectasis.
  • bronchiolar - of or relating to or involving bronchioles
  • bronchioles.
  • bronchiolitis - inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchioles
  • bronchitis - inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
  • broncho - an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang
  • bronchoconstriction.
  • bronchodilator - a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
  • bronchodilators.
  • bronchography.
  • bronchopleural.
  • bronchopneumonia - pneumonia characterized by acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles
  • bronchopulmonary.
  • bronchoscope - a slender tubular instrument used to examine the bronchial tubes
  • bronchoscopy.
  • bronchospasm - a spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy; associated with asthma and bronchitis
  • bronchus - either of the two main branches of the trachea
  • bronzing.
  • broom - a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
  • brother - a male with the same parents as someone else
  • brothers.
  • brought.
  • broviac.
  • brow - the part of the face above the eyes
  • brown - (of skin) deeply suntanned
  • brownish - of a color similar to that of wood or earth
  • browse - the act of feeding by continual nibbling
  • browsers.
  • brucei.
  • brucella - an aerobic Gram-negative coccobacillus that causes brucellosis; can be used as a bioweapon
  • brucellosis - infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache
  • brueghels.
  • brugia.
  • bruise - an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
  • bruises.
  • bruising - brutally forceful and compelling
  • bruit - tell or spread rumors
  • brunt - main force of a blow etc
  • brushed - (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing
  • brushes.
  • brushing - the act of brushing your hair
  • bruxism - involuntarily or unconsciously clenching or grinding the teeth, typically during sleep
  • bs - a bachelor's degree in science
  • bsa.
  • bse - a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system; causes staggering and agitation
  • bseinfected.
  • bt.
  • btconnect.
  • btu - a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories
  • bu.
  • bubble - a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
  • bubbles.
  • bubo - a genus of Strigidae
  • buboes.
  • bubonic - of or evidencing buboes
  • buccal - toward the inside of the cheek
  • buchanan - 15th President of the United States (1791-1868)
  • buck - mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)
  • buckingham.
  • buckinghamshire.
  • buckle - fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
  • buclizine.
  • bud - a partially opened flower
  • budding - beginning to develop
  • budesonide.
  • budgerigar - small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors
  • budgerigars.
  • budget - a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
  • budgets.
  • buds.
  • buergers.
  • buffer - a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
  • buffers.
  • bug - general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
  • bugs.
  • build - constitution of the human body
  • builders.
  • building - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
  • buildings.
  • builds.
  • built - (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness
  • bulb - a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end)
  • bulbar - involving the medulla oblongata
  • bulbo.
  • bulbourethral.
  • bulbous - curving outward
  • bulbs.
  • bulgarian - of or relating to or characteristic of Bulgaria or its people
  • bulgaricus.
  • bulge - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  • bulges.
  • bulging - curving or bulging outward
  • bulimia - pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)
  • bulimic - suffering from bulimia
  • bulk - the property possessed by a large mass
  • bulkforming.
  • bulky - of large size for its weight
  • bulla - the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull
  • bullae.
  • bullet - a projectile that is fired from a gun
  • bullets.
  • bullous.
  • bullying - noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others
  • bumetanide.
  • bumps.
  • bunch - any collection in its entirety
  • bunches.
  • bunching.
  • bundle - a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
  • bundled.
  • bundles.
  • bungay.
  • bunhill.
  • bunion - a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
  • bunions.
  • bunnell.
  • bupivacaine.
  • buprenorphine.
  • bupropion.
  • bur - small bit used in dentistry or surgery
  • burden - an onerous or difficult concern
  • burdens.
  • bureau - furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
  • bureaux.
  • burgdorferi.
  • burial - the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
  • burials.
  • buried - placed in a grave
  • burkitt.
  • burkitts.
  • burn - damage inflicted by fire
  • burned - ruined by overcooking
  • burneti.
  • burning - consuming fuel; used in combination
  • burnout.
  • burns - celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
  • burnt - ruined by overcooking
  • burr - rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
  • burrow - a hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter
  • burrows.
  • bursa - a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints
  • bursae.
  • bursitis - inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder
  • burst - suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst')
  • bursting.
  • bursts.
  • bury - place in the earth and cover with soil
  • bus - a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
  • buserelin.
  • bush - not of the highest quality or sophistication
  • business - incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect
  • businesses.
  • buspirone - a drug (trade name BuSpar) designed specifically for anxiety
  • busulfan.
  • busulphan.
  • but - and nothing more
  • butane - occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels
  • butcher - a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
  • butchers.
  • butter - an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
  • buttercups.
  • butterflies.
  • butterfly - a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
  • buttock - either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
  • buttocks - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • buttons.
  • butyrophenone.
  • butyrophenones.
  • buy - an advantageous purchase
  • buying - the act of buying
  • buzz - a confusion of activity and gossip
  • buzzer - a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound
  • buzzing - noisy like the sound of a bee
  • bw - the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food
  • by - so as to pass a given point
  • bypass - a road that takes traffic around the edge of a town
  • bypassed.
  • bypasses.
  • bypassing.
  • byproducts.
  • byssinosis.
  • bystander - a nonparticipant spectator
  • byte - a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information

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  • caa.
  • cabbage - any of various types of cabbage
  • cabinets.
  • cables.
  • cachet - a seal on a letter
  • cachexia - any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
  • cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
  • cadaver - the dead body of a human being
  • cadaveric - of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
  • cadaverine - a colorless toxic ptomaine with an unpleasant odor formed during the putrefaction of animal tissue
  • cadmium - a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
  • caecal - of or like a cecum
  • caecum - the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
  • caeruloplasmin.
  • caesarean - of or relating to or in the manner of Julius Caesar
  • caesium - a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal
  • caf.
  • cafamily.
  • caffeine - a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
  • cage - an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
  • caisse.
  • caisson - large watertight chamber used for construction under water
  • caissons.
  • cal.
  • calabar.
  • calabarine.
  • calamine - a white mineral; a common ore of zinc
  • calcaneus - the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
  • calcareous - composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
  • calcicosis.
  • calciferol - a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • calcific - involving or resulting from calcification
  • calcification - a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
  • calcified.
  • calcify - convert into lime
  • calcifying.
  • calcinosis.
  • calcis.
  • calcitonin - thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone
  • calcium - a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • calciumchannel.
  • calciumedetate.
  • calculate - make a mathematical calculation or computation
  • calculated - carefully thought out in advance
  • calculation - the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
  • calculations.
  • calculi.
  • calculus - the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions
  • caldicott.
  • calf - young of domestic cattle
  • calfbone.
  • calibrated - marked with or divided into degrees
  • calibration - the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
  • calibre - a degree or grade of excellence or worth
  • california - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
  • call - (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
  • callarius.
  • called - known or spoken of as
  • caller - fresh
  • callers.
  • calling - the particular occupation for which you are trained
  • calliper - an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
  • callosities.
  • callosity - an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
  • callosum.
  • callout.
  • calls.
  • callus - (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid
  • calluses.
  • calm - (of weather) free from storm or wind
  • calman.
  • calmette.
  • calming - causing to become tranquil
  • caloric - of or relating to calories in food
  • calorie - unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure
  • calories.
  • calves.
  • calyces.
  • calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
  • cam - a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
  • cambridge - a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University
  • came.
  • camera - equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
  • camerton.
  • camp - providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
  • campaign - an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
  • campaigning - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
  • campaigns.
  • campylobacter.
  • cams.
  • can - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
  • canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
  • canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
  • canaliculi.
  • canaliculus - a small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants
  • canals.
  • cancelled - (of events) no longer planned or scheduled
  • cancellous - having an open or latticed or porous structure
  • cancer - type genus of the family Cancridae
  • cancerbacup.
  • cancerlink.
  • cancerous - like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads
  • cancers.
  • cancrum.
  • candela - the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
  • candida - any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
  • candidal.
  • candidates.
  • candidiasis - an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
  • candidosis.
  • cane - a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment
  • cani.
  • canine - of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae
  • canines.
  • canis - type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
  • canister - metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
  • cannabinoid.
  • cannabis - the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
  • cannaliculus.
  • cannbis.
  • cannibal - a person who eats human flesh
  • cannibalism - the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
  • cannibalistic - characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism
  • cannot.
  • cannula - a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
  • cannulation - the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
  • cans.
  • cantharides.
  • canthus - either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
  • canvas - a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
  • cap - a tight-fitting headdress
  • capabilities.
  • capability - the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
  • capable - (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
  • capacious - large in capacity
  • capacities.
  • capacity - a specified function
  • capd.
  • capergoline.
  • capillaries.
  • capillary - long and slender with a very small internal diameter
  • capillarycavernous.
  • capital - uppercase
  • capitals.
  • capitate - being abruptly enlarged and globose at the tip
  • capitation - a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person
  • capitis.
  • capped - covered as if with a cap or crown especially of a specified kind
  • capricorn - the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
  • caps.
  • capsid - the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
  • capsular - of or relating to a capsule
  • capsulatum.
  • capsule - a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside
  • capsules.
  • capsulitis.
  • capt.
  • captain - a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
  • captive - giving or marked by complete attention to
  • captopril - a drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure
  • capturing.
  • caput - a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
  • car - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
  • carbachol.
  • carbamazepine.
  • carbaryl.
  • carbenicillin.
  • carbidopa.
  • carbimazole.
  • carbohydrate - an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
  • carbohydrates.
  • carbolic.
  • carbomide.
  • carbon - a copy made with carbon paper
  • carbonate - a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
  • carbonates.
  • carbonic - relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
  • carbonisation - the destructive distillation of coal (as in coke ovens)
  • carbontetrachloride.
  • carboplatin.
  • carboxyhaemoglobin.
  • carboxyhaemoglobinaemia.* carboxypenicillin.
  • carboxypenicillins.
  • carbuncle - an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus
  • carcinogenesis.
  • carcinogenic - causing or tending to cause cancer
  • carcinogenicity.
  • carcinogens.
  • carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
  • carcinomas.
  • carcinomatosis.
  • card - one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
  • cardboard - without substance
  • carded.
  • cardia - the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
  • cardiac - of or relating to the heart
  • cardinal - serving as an essential component
  • cardioangiography.
  • cardiogenic.
  • cardiologist - a specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart
  • cardiologists.
  • cardiology - the branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases
  • cardiomegaly - an abnormal enlargement of the heart
  • cardiomyopathies.
  • cardiomyopathy - a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)
  • cardioplegia.
  • cardiopulmonary - of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions
  • cardiorespiratory - of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions
  • cardioselective.
  • cardiospasm - a spasm of the cardiac sphincter (between the esophagus and the stomach); if the cardiac sphincter does not relax during swallowing the passage of food into the stomach is obstructed
  • cardiothoracic.
  • cardiotocograph.
  • cardiovascular - of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels
  • cardioversion.
  • carditis - inflammation of the heart
  • cardogenic.
  • cards - a game played with playing cards
  • care - activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
  • cared.
  • career - the general progression of your working or professional life
  • careers.
  • careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention
  • carefully - taking care or paying attention
  • carelessness - the quality of not being careful or taking pains
  • carers.
  • carersuk.
  • cares.
  • carib - the family of languages spoken by the Carib
  • caribbean - region including the Caribbean islands
  • caries - soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
  • caring - feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others
  • carinii.
  • carious - (of teeth) affected with cavities or decay
  • carl.
  • carlton.
  • carminatives.
  • carneous.
  • carnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
  • carolina - the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
  • carotene - yellow or orange-red fat-soluble pigments in plants
  • carotid - of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
  • carotids.
  • carpal - of or relating to the wrist
  • carpenters.
  • carpets.
  • carphedon.
  • carpo.
  • carpus - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
  • carriage - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
  • carried.
  • carrier - (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring
  • carriers.
  • carries.
  • carrots.
  • carry - the act of carrying something
  • carrying.
  • cars.
  • cartilage - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
  • cartilagenous.
  • cartilages.
  • cartilaginous - difficult to chew
  • cartridge - ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
  • caruncle - an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
  • cascade - a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
  • cascading.
  • case - a portable container for carrying several objects
  • caseating.
  • caseation.
  • casefinding.
  • casein - a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives
  • caseinogen.
  • casenotes.
  • cases.
  • casks.
  • cassava - any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch
  • cassette - a container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
  • cassia - Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon
  • cast - (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold
  • castellanis.
  • castor - type genus of the Castoridae: beavers
  • castrated - deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
  • castrati.
  • castration - surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)
  • casts.
  • casual - hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
  • casualties.
  • casualty - a decrease of military personnel or equipment
  • cat - feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
  • catabolised.
  • catabolism - breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
  • catalepsy - a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli
  • catalogue - a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things
  • catalysed.
  • catalyses.
  • catalysing.
  • catalyst - something that causes an important event to happen
  • cataplectic.
  • cataplexy.
  • cataract - a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice
  • cataracts.
  • catarrh - inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus
  • catarrhal - of or relating to a catarrh
  • catarrhalis.
  • catastrophic - extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
  • catatonia - extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
  • catch - the act of catching an object with the hands
  • catching - (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
  • catchings.
  • catchment - a structure in which water is collected
  • catecholamines.
  • categories.
  • categorise - place into or assign to a category
  • categorised - arranged into categories
  • categorising.
  • category - a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
  • cater - supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets
  • catering - providing food and services
  • catether.
  • catgut - a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
  • catha - a genus of African evergreen shrubs characterized by thick leaves and white flowers
  • cathartic - strongly laxative
  • cathartics.
  • catherisation.
  • catheter - a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
  • catheterisation - the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
  • catheters.
  • cathode - a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device
  • catholic - free from provincial prejudices or attachments
  • catholicism - the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
  • cati.
  • cationic - of or relating to cations
  • cations.
  • cats.
  • cattle - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
  • caucasian - of or relating to Caucasian people
  • caucasians.
  • cauda - any taillike structure
  • caudate - having a tail or taillike appendage
  • caught.
  • caul - the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
  • cauliflower - compact head of white undeveloped flowers
  • causal - involving or constituting a cause; causing
  • causalgia - a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes
  • causation - the act of causing something to happen
  • causative - producing an effect
  • causd.
  • cause - a justification for something existing or happening
  • caused.
  • causes.
  • causing - the act of causing something to happen
  • caustic - of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
  • caustics.
  • cauteries.
  • cauterisation - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
  • cauterise - make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
  • cautery - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
  • caution - the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
  • cautioning.
  • cautiously - with caution or prudence or tact
  • cava.
  • cavae.
  • caval.
  • cavbg.
  • cavendish - British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)
  • cavernosa.
  • cavernous - being or suggesting a cavern
  • caverosa.
  • caversonum.
  • cavities.
  • cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
  • cavus.
  • cb.
  • ccmv.
  • ccpd.
  • ccu.
  • cd - a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser
  • cdt.
  • cdts.
  • cease - (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
  • ceased.
  • ceases.
  • ceasing.
  • cefaclor.
  • cefadroxil - a cephalosporin antibiotic (trade name Ultracef)
  • cefamandole.
  • cefazolin.
  • cefodroxil.
  • cefotaxime - a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Claforan) used for severe infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
  • cefotaxine.
  • cefoxitin.
  • ceftazidime - a parenteral cephalosporin (trade names Fortaz and Tazicef) used to treat moderate infections
  • ceftriaxone - a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Rocephin) used for severe infection of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
  • cefuroxime - a cephalosporin that can be given parenterally (trade name Zinacef) or orally by tablets (trade name Ceftin); indicated for infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract or meninges
  • cefuroxine.
  • celebrations.
  • celecoxib - a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract
  • celera.
  • celiprolol.
  • cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
  • celled.
  • cellenvelope.
  • cellmediated.
  • cells.
  • cellular - characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization)
  • cellulite - lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs etc.
  • cellulitis - an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
  • cellulose - a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
  • celluloses.
  • cellwall.
  • celsius - Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
  • cement - something that hardens to act as adhesive material
  • cements.
  • cementum - a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
  • census - a periodic count of the population
  • censuses.
  • cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
  • centenarians.
  • centi.
  • centigrade.
  • centile - (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total
  • centimetre - a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
  • centimetres.
  • centipedes.
  • central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area
  • centralis.
  • centralise - make central
  • centralised - concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
  • centrally - in or near or toward a center or according to a central role or function
  • centralnervous.
  • centre - a low-lying region in central France
  • centred - concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
  • centredness.
  • centres.
  • centrifugal - tending to move away from a center
  • centrifuging.
  • centromere - a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
  • centromeres.
  • centuries.
  • century - a period of 100 years
  • cepha.
  • cephacetrile.
  • cephalexin - an oral cephalosporin (trade names Keflex and Keflin and Keftab) commonly prescribe for mild to moderately severe infections of the skin or ears or throat or lungs or urinary tract
  • cephalhaematoma.
  • cephalic - of or relating to the head
  • cephalins.
  • cephalopelvic.
  • cephaloridine - a broad spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic produced by modifying cephalosporin
  • cephalosporanic.
  • cephalosporin - one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity
  • cephalosporins.
  • cephalosporium.
  • cephalothin - a semisynthetic analogue of cephalosporin
  • cephamycins.
  • cephapirin.
  • cephrodine.
  • ceramics - the art of making and decorating pottery
  • cercaria - tadpole-shaped parasitic larva of a trematode worm; tail disappears in adult stage
  • cercarial - of or relating to cercaria
  • cereal - made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it
  • cereals.
  • cerebal.
  • cerebellar - relating to or associated with the cerebellum
  • cerebellum - a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
  • cerebral - involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
  • cerebri.
  • cerebrospinal - of or relating to the brain and spinal cord
  • cerebrovascular - of or relating to the brain and the blood vessels that supply it
  • cerebrum - anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
  • ceremonial - marked by pomp or ceremony or formality
  • cereus - genus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white
  • cerevisiae.
  • cerivastatin - an oral drug (trade name Baycol) to reduce blood cholesterol levels
  • certain - exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
  • certainly - definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
  • certainty - something that is certain
  • certificate - a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
  • certificates.
  • certification - the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
  • certified - endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements
  • cerumen - a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal
  • cervical - relating to or associated with the neck
  • cervicitis - inflammation of the uterine cervix
  • cervix - necklike opening to the uterus
  • cessation - a stopping
  • cetavlon.
  • cetrimide - a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
  • cf - compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)
  • cfs.
  • cftr.
  • cftrust.
  • ch.
  • chadwick.
  • chafed - painful from having the skin abraded
  • chagas.
  • chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
  • chains - metal shackles; for hands or legs
  • chainsaws.
  • chair - a seat for one person, with a support for the back
  • chaired.
  • chairman - the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
  • chairs.
  • chalazion - a small sebaceous cyst of the eyelid resulting when a Meibomian gland is blocked
  • chalicosis.
  • chalk - a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces
  • chalky - of something having the color of chalk
  • challenge - a demand by a sentry for a password or identification
  • challenged.
  • challenges.
  • challenging - disturbingly provocative
  • chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
  • chambers - English architect (1723-1796)
  • chance - occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
  • chances.
  • chancre - a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
  • chancroid - infectious venereal ulcer
  • chang - the longest river of Asia; flows eastward from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai
  • change - the action of changing something
  • changed - made or become different in some respect
  • changer - a person who changes something
  • changes.
  • changing - marked by continuous change or effective action
  • channel - a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
  • channels - official routes of communication
  • chapels.
  • chaplain - a clergyman ministering to some institution
  • chaplaincy - the position of chaplain
  • chaplains.
  • chapped - used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure
  • chapping.
  • character - (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
  • characterisation - the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
  • characterise - describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
  • characterised - of the meaning of words or concepts; stated precisely
  • characterises.
  • characterising.
  • characteristic - typical or distinctive
  • characteristically - in characteristic manner
  • characteristics.
  • characters.
  • charcoal - of a very dark grey
  • charcots.
  • charge - a impetuous rush toward someone or something
  • charged - of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge
  • charges.
  • charging.
  • charitable - full of love and generosity
  • charitably - in a charitable manner
  • charities.
  • charity - an activity or gift that benefits the public at large
  • charitys.
  • charles - a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston
  • chart - a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea
  • charter - a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  • chartered - hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers
  • charts.
  • chasing.
  • chatter - the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
  • chatterbox - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
  • che.
  • cheap - relatively low in price or charging low prices
  • cheaper.
  • cheapest.
  • cheaply - with little expenditure of money
  • check - the act of inspecting or verifying
  • checked - patterned with alternating squares of color
  • checking.
  • checks.
  • cheek - either side of the face below the eyes
  • cheeks.
  • cheese - a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
  • cheesy - of very poor quality; flimsy
  • cheilosis - a disorder of the lips marked by scaling and fissures at the corners of the mouth; caused by a deficiency of riboflavin
  • cheirapompholyx.
  • cheiropompholyx.
  • chelate - having or resembling chelae or claws
  • chelates.
  • chelating.
  • chelation - the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds
  • chele.
  • chemical - relating to or used in chemistry
  • chemically - with respect to chemistry
  • chemicals.
  • chemico.
  • chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
  • chemoprophylactic.
  • chemoprophylaxis.
  • chemosis - edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
  • chemotaxis - movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus
  • chemotherapeutic - of or relating to chemotherapy
  • chemotherapy - the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
  • chemstrip.
  • chenodeoxycholic.
  • cheopis.
  • chernobyl - a city in north central Ukraine; site of a major disaster at a nuclear power plant (26 April 1986)
  • chest - box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy
  • chester - a city of southeastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware river (an industrial suburb of Philadelphia)
  • chesterton - conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)
  • chests.
  • chew - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
  • chewed.
  • chewing - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
  • cheyne.
  • chi - the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • chiasm - an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
  • chiasma - an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
  • chiasmatic - of or relating to a chiasm
  • chick - young bird especially of domestic fowl
  • chickenpox - an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
  • chickens.
  • chickpeas.
  • chief - most important element
  • chiefly - for the most part
  • chigger - larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
  • chilblain - inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
  • chilblains - inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
  • child - a young person of either sex
  • childbearing - relating to or suitable for childbirth
  • childbirth - the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
  • childhood - the state of a child between infancy and adolescence
  • childish - indicating a lack of maturity
  • childless - without offspring
  • childminders.
  • children.
  • childrens.
  • childs.
  • chill - uncomfortably cool
  • chilled.
  • chilling - so scary as to cause chills and shudders
  • chills.
  • chilton.
  • chimera - a grotesque product of the imagination
  • chimney - a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
  • chin - the protruding part of the lower jaw
  • china - high quality porcelain originally made only in China
  • chinese - of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures
  • chip - the act of chipping something
  • chipmunks.
  • chipping - the act of chipping something
  • chips.
  • chiropodist - a specialist in care for the feet
  • chiropodists.
  • chiropody - the branch of medicine concerned with the feet
  • chiropractic - a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure
  • chiropractor - a therapist who practices chiropractic
  • chiropractors.
  • chisel - an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  • chiselling.
  • chlamydia - coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract
  • chloasma - a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives
  • chloral.
  • chlorambucil - an alkalating agent (trade name Leukeran) used to treat some kinds of cancer
  • chloramphenicol - an oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections (especially typhoid fever)
  • chlordane.
  • chlordiazepoxide - a tranquilizer (trade names Librium and Libritabs) used in the treatment of alcoholism
  • chlorhexidine - a long-lasting liquid antiseptic; used by surgeons to wash their hands before performing surgery
  • chlorhexidines.
  • chloride - any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion)
  • chlorides.
  • chlorinated.
  • chlorination - disinfection of water by the addition of small amounts of chlorine or a chlorine compound
  • chlorine - a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
  • chlormerodrin.
  • chlormethiazole.
  • chlormethine.
  • chloroform - a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic
  • chloroma.
  • chlorophyll - any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms
  • chloroplasts.
  • chloroquine - an antimalarial drug used to treat malaria and amebic dysentery and systemic lupus erythematosus
  • chlorosis - iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin
  • chlorothiazide - a diuretic drug (trade name Diuril) used in the treatment of edema and hypertension
  • chlorotrianisene.
  • chlorpheniramine.
  • chlorphentermine.
  • chlorpromazine - a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
  • chlorpropamide.
  • chlortetracycline - a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trade name Aureomycin) used to treat certain bacterial and rickettsial diseases
  • chlorthalidone - a diuretic (trade names Hygroton and Thalidone) used to control hypertension and conditions that cause edema; effective in lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attacks
  • chocolate - a medium brown to dark-brown color
  • choh.
  • choice - of superior grade
  • choices.
  • choking - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
  • cholagogues.
  • cholangiography - roentgenographic examination of the bile ducts after a contrast medium has been injected
  • cholangiopancreatography.
  • cholangitis - inflammation of the bile ducts
  • cholecalciferol.
  • cholecystectomy - surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)
  • cholecystitis - inflammation of the gall bladder
  • cholecystogram.
  • cholecystography.
  • cholecystokinin.
  • cholecystomy.
  • cholelithiasis - the presence of gallstones in the gallbladder
  • cholelithotomy - removal of gallstone through an incision in the gallbladder
  • cholera - an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
  • cholerae.
  • choleretic.
  • cholestasis - a condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed
  • cholestatic.
  • cholesterol - an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
  • cholestyramine.
  • choline - a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
  • cholinergic - releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound
  • cholinesterase - an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine (into choline and acetic acid)
  • chological.
  • chondroma - a common benign tumor of cartilage cells
  • choose - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
  • choosing.
  • chopped - prepared by cutting
  • chord - a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • chorda.
  • chords.
  • chorea - any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
  • choreic.
  • choreiform.
  • choreoathetosis.
  • chores.
  • choride.
  • choriocarcinoma.
  • choriomeningitis - a cerebral meningitis with cellular infiltration of the meninges
  • chorion - outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
  • chorionic - of or relating to a chorion
  • choroid - a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera
  • choroiditis.
  • choroidretinitis.
  • chosen - preferred above all others
  • christ - any expected deliverer
  • christian - following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
  • christisons.
  • christmas - a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
  • chromaffin.
  • chromate - any salt or ester of chromic acid
  • chromates.
  • chromatid - one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis
  • chromatids.
  • chromatin - the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins; during mitotic division it condenses into chromosomes
  • chromatised.
  • chromatographic - of or relating to chromatography
  • chromatography - a process used for separating mixtures by virtue of differences in absorbency
  • chrome - another word for chromium when it is used in dyes or pigments
  • chromic.
  • chromium - a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • chromoprotein.
  • chromosomal - of or relating to a chromosome
  • chromosome - a threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
  • chromosomes.
  • chromosone.
  • chronic - being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
  • chronically - in a slowly developing and long lasting manner
  • chronological - relating to or arranged according to temporal order
  • chrysops.
  • chuna.
  • chunks.
  • church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship
  • churches.
  • churchway.
  • churchyards.
  • chvosteks.
  • chyle - a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats
  • chyluria.
  • chyme - a semiliquid mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum
  • chymopapain.
  • chymotrypsin.
  • cialis - virility drug (trade name Cialis) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men
  • cicatrix - a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
  • cicely.
  • ciclosporin.
  • cigarette - finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
  • cigarettes.
  • cigarettesmoking.
  • cilazapril.
  • cilia.
  • ciliary - of or relating to the human eyelash
  • ciliated - having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections
  • cimetidine - a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
  • cimex - type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
  • cin.
  • cinchon.
  • cinchona - any of several trees of the genus Cinchona
  • cinchonine - an alkaloid derivative of the bark of cinchona trees that is used as an antimalarial drug
  • cinderella - a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince
  • cine.
  • cinema - a theater where films are shown
  • cinnabar - of a vivid red to reddish-orange color
  • cinnarizine.
  • cinoxacin.
  • cip.
  • ciprofloxacin - an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints
  • circadian - of or relating to biological processes occurring at 24-hour intervals
  • circingle.
  • circle - any circular or rotating mechanism
  • circles.
  • circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
  • circuitry - electronic equipment consisting of a system of circuits
  • circuits.
  • circular - marked by or moving in a circle
  • circularly - in a circular manner
  • circulate - cause to become widely known
  • circulated.
  • circulates.
  • circulating - passing from one to another
  • circulation - the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area
  • circulatory - relating to circulatory system or to circulation of the blood
  • circumcised.
  • circumcision - the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males
  • circumference - the size of something as given by the distance around it
  • circumferential - lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts
  • circumflex - a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality
  • circumscribed - showing or determining a boundary
  • circumscriptum.
  • circumstance - information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
  • circumstances - a person's financial situation (good or bad)
  • circumstantial - fully detailed and specific about particulars
  • circumvallate - surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification
  • circumvent - avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • circumvented.
  • circus - performance given by a traveling company of acrobats clowns and trained animals
  • cirencester.
  • cirrhosed.
  • cirrhosis - a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism
  • cirrhotic.
  • cirrhus - usually coiled
  • cirsoid.
  • cisplatin.
  • citalopram.
  • citizens.
  • citrate - a salt or ester of citric acid
  • citric - of or related to citric acid
  • citrus - any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
  • city - people living in a large densely populated municipality
  • civil - of or in a condition of social order
  • civilian - associated with or performed by civilians as contrasted with the military
  • civilisation - the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
  • civilisations.
  • cjd - rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control
  • cjw.
  • cl - a metric unit of volume equal to one hundredth of a liter
  • claim - demand for something as rightful or due
  • claimed.
  • claiming.
  • claims.
  • clairvoyance - apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
  • clammy - unpleasantly cool and humid
  • clamped.
  • clapa.
  • claremont.
  • clarendon.
  • clarification - an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
  • clarified - free from unwanted solid matter
  • clarify - make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
  • clarifying - that makes clear
  • clarinet - a single-reed instrument with a straight tube
  • clarithomycin.
  • clarithromycin.
  • clarity - free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
  • clarulanic.
  • class - elegance in dress or behavior
  • classed.
  • classes.
  • classic - characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditions
  • classical - of or characteristic of a form or system felt to be of first significance before modern times
  • classically - in the manner of Greek and Roman culture
  • classifed.
  • classification - restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people
  • classified - arranged into classes
  • classifies.
  • classify - arrange or order by classes or categories
  • classifying.
  • classroom - a room in a school where lessons take place
  • classrooms.
  • claudication - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
  • claustrophobia - a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space
  • claustrum - a layer of grey matter in the brain adjacent to the lenticular nucleus
  • claviceps - fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses
  • clavicle - bone linking the scapula and sternum
  • clavicles.
  • clavulanic.
  • claw - a bird's foot
  • clawing.
  • clawlike - resembling a claw
  • clay - United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
  • clean - free of drugs
  • cleaned - made clean
  • cleaners - shop where dry cleaning is done
  • cleaning - the act of making something clean
  • cleanliness - diligence in keeping clean
  • cleanly - habitually clean
  • cleanse - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
  • cleanser - a preparation used in cleaning something
  • cleansing - acting like an antiseptic
  • clear - of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne
  • clearance - permission to proceed
  • cleared - rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush
  • clearer.
  • clearing - the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
  • clearly - without doubt or question
  • clears.
  • cleavage - the act of cleaving or splitting
  • cleft - having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
  • clefts.
  • clegg - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals
  • clementjones.
  • clenbuterol.
  • clenched - closed or squeezed together tightly
  • clergy - in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
  • clergymen.
  • clerical - appropriate for or engaged in office work
  • clerkenwell.
  • click - depression of a button on a computer mouse
  • clicking.
  • client - a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
  • clients.
  • clifton.
  • climacteric - a period in a man's life corresponding to menopause
  • climate - the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
  • climates.
  • climatic - of or relating to a climate
  • climax - the decisive moment in a novel or play
  • climbed.
  • climbers.
  • climbing - an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
  • climes.
  • clinched - closed or squeezed together tightly
  • clindamycin.
  • clinging.
  • clings.
  • clinic - a healthcare facility for outpatient care
  • clinical - scientifically detached; unemotional
  • clinically - in a clinical manner
  • clinicaltrial.
  • clinician - a practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments
  • clinicians.
  • clinics.
  • clippings.
  • clips.
  • clitoral - of or relating to the clitoris
  • clitoris - a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
  • clitoromegaly.
  • clobazam.
  • clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
  • clockwise - in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock
  • clofazimine.
  • clofibrate - a drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases
  • clomiphene - a fertility drug (trade name Clomid) that is used to stimulate ovulation and that has been associated with multiple births
  • clomipramine - a tricyclic antidepressant drug
  • clonazepam.
  • clonazopam.
  • clone - a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
  • cloned.
  • clones.
  • clonic - of or relating to abnormal neuromuscular activity characterized by rapidly alternating muscle contraction and relaxation
  • clonidine - an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
  • cloning - a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
  • clonorchis.
  • clonus - convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations
  • clopidogrel.
  • clorazil.
  • clormethiazole.
  • close - marked by fidelity to an original
  • closed - not open or affording passage or access
  • closely - in a close relation or position in time or space
  • closeness - characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
  • closer - (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance
  • closes.
  • closing - final or ending
  • clostridium - spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
  • closure - termination of operations
  • clot - a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
  • cloth - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  • clothes - clothing in general
  • clothing - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  • clotrimazole.
  • clots.
  • clotted - thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)
  • clotting - the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
  • cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
  • clouded - mentally disordered
  • clouding - the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
  • cloves.
  • clowes.
  • cloxacillin.
  • clozapine - an antipsychotic drug (trade name Clozaril) used as a sedative and for treatment-resistant schizophrenia; know to have few side effects
  • club - stout stick that is larger at one end
  • clubbed.
  • clubbing - a condition in which the ends of toes and fingers become wide and thick; a symptom of heart or lung disease
  • clubs.
  • clue - evidence that helps to solve a problem
  • clues.
  • clumping - the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
  • clumps.
  • clumsiness - the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
  • clumsy - not elegant or graceful in expression
  • clusions.
  • cluster - a grouping of a number of similar things
  • clustering - a grouping of a number of similar things
  • clusters.
  • clydebank.
  • cm - a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
  • cme.
  • cmos.
  • cmv - any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
  • cns - the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
  • cnst.
  • co - a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
  • coa.
  • coaching - the job of a professional coach
  • coagulability.
  • coagulate - transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
  • coagulated - changed into a solid mass
  • coagulates.
  • coagulating.
  • coagulation - the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
  • coagulative.
  • coagulopathy.
  • coal - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
  • coalesce - fuse or cause to grow together
  • coalition - the state of being combined into one body
  • coarctation - (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta
  • coarse - conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
  • coarser.
  • coast - the area within view
  • coastal - located on or near or bordering on a coast
  • coat - growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
  • coated - having or dressed in a coat
  • coating - a thin layer covering something
  • coats.
  • coax - a transmission line for high-frequency signals
  • cobalamin - a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
  • cobalamins.
  • cobalt - a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
  • cobra - venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
  • coc.
  • coca - dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their simulating effect
  • cocaine - a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
  • cocci - any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
  • coccobacilli.
  • coccus - any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
  • coccydynia.
  • coccygeal - of or relating to or near the coccyx
  • coccyx - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
  • cochin - Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs
  • cochlea - the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti
  • cochlear - of or relating to the cochlea of the ear
  • cochrane.
  • cockles.
  • cockroaches.
  • cod - payable by the recipient on delivery
  • code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
  • coded.
  • codeine - derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relive pain)
  • codes.
  • codex - an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll)
  • codified - enacted by a legislative body
  • coding - act of writing in code or cipher
  • codons.
  • coeliac - of or in or belonging to the cavity of the abdomen
  • coelioscopy.
  • coenzyme - a small molecule (not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) essential for the activity of some enzymes
  • coenzymes.
  • coercing.
  • coexisting - existing at the same time
  • coexists.
  • coffee - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
  • cognition - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
  • cognitions.
  • cognitive - of or being or relating to or involving cognition
  • cogwheel - a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
  • cohb.
  • cohort - a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
  • cohorts.
  • coil - a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
  • coiled - curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
  • coils.
  • coin - a metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  • coincide - be the same
  • coincided.
  • coincides.
  • coital - of or relating to coitus or copulation
  • coitus - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  • cola - carbonated drink flavored with extract from Kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States)
  • colchester.
  • colchicine.
  • colchicum - chiefly fall-blooming perennial cormous herbs; sometimes placed in family Colchicaceae
  • cold - lacking the warmth of life
  • coldness - a lack of affection or enthusiasm
  • colds.
  • colectomy.
  • colestipol.
  • coli.
  • colic - acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)
  • colica.
  • colicky - suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  • coliform.
  • colindale.
  • colistin.
  • colitic.
  • colitis - inflammation of the colon
  • coll.
  • collaborate - work together on a common enterprise of project
  • collaboration - act of working jointly
  • collaborative - accomplished by collaboration
  • collagen - a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
  • collagenous - relating to or consisting of collagen
  • collapse - a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
  • collapsed.
  • collapses.
  • collapsing.
  • collar - a figurative restraint
  • collarbone - bone linking the scapula and sternum
  • collarettes.
  • collated.
  • collateral - descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
  • collates.
  • collation - careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement
  • colleagues.
  • collect - payable by the recipient on delivery
  • collected - in full control of your faculties
  • collecting - the act of gathering something together
  • collection - the act of gathering something together
  • collections.
  • collective - set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government
  • collectively - in conjunction with; combined
  • collects.
  • college - a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed
  • colleges.
  • colles.
  • collins - tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
  • collodion - a colorless syrupy solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol; used as a coating for wounds or photographic films
  • collodions.
  • colloid - a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
  • colloidal - of or relating to or having the properties of a colloid
  • colloquial - characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
  • colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
  • colloquially - with the use of colloquial expressions
  • colo.
  • coloboma.
  • colon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
  • colonic - of or relating to the colon
  • colonies.
  • colonisation - the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
  • colonise - settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)
  • colonises.
  • colonoscope - an elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum
  • colonoscopy - visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation
  • colophony - translucent brittle substance produced from pine oleoresin; used especially in varnishes and inks and on the bows of stringed instruments
  • coloquially.
  • colorectal - relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum
  • colorimetric - of or relating to colorimetry
  • colostomies.
  • colostomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
  • colostrum - milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
  • colour - having or capable of producing colors
  • coloured - having skin rich in melanin pigments
  • colouring - the act or process of changing the color of something
  • colourings.
  • colourless - weak in color; not colorful
  • colours - a flag that shows its nationality
  • colporrhaphy.
  • colposcope.
  • colposcopy.
  • column - (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure
  • columnar - characterized by columns
  • columns.
  • com.
  • coma - a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury
  • comatose - in a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness; unable to respond to external stimuli
  • comb - the act of drawing a comb through hair
  • combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
  • combated.
  • combating.
  • combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
  • combinations.
  • combine - harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
  • combined - made or joined or united into one
  • combines.
  • combining - an occurrence that results in things being united
  • combustion - a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
  • come - the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
  • comedones.
  • comes.
  • comfort - a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
  • comfortable - providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)
  • comfrey - leaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked
  • coming - yet to come
  • comma - anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing
  • command - availability for use
  • commanded.
  • commence - take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  • commenced.
  • commencement - an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
  • commencing.
  • commended.
  • commensal - living in a state of commensalism
  • commensurately.
  • comments.
  • commercial - connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
  • commerciallly.
  • commercially - in a commercial manner
  • commincates.
  • comminuted.
  • commiphora - genus of East Indian and African trees yielding balsamic products
  • commission - the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
  • commissioned - (of military officers) holding by virtue of a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above
  • commissioner - a government administrator
  • commissioning - the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
  • commissions.
  • commissure - a bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side to the other of the brain or spinal cord
  • commit - cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
  • commitment - the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
  • commitments.
  • commits.
  • committed - bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude
  • committee - a special group delegated to consider some matter
  • committees.
  • committing.
  • commmonly.
  • commodes.
  • common - having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual
  • commoncold.
  • commoner - a person who holds no title
  • commoneset.
  • commonest.
  • commonly - under normal conditions
  • commonwealth - a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another
  • communal - for or by a group rather than individuals
  • communally - by a group of people rather than an individual
  • communicable - readily communicated
  • communicate - transmit thoughts or feelings
  • communicated.
  • communicates.
  • communicating - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
  • communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
  • communications - the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)
  • communicative - able or tending to communicate
  • communities.
  • community - (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
  • compact - closely and firmly united or packed together
  • compacted.
  • companies.
  • company - an institution created to conduct business
  • comparable - able to be compared or worthy of comparison
  • comparative - having significance only in relation to something else
  • comparatively - in a relative manner; by comparison to something else
  • compared.
  • comparing - examining resemblances or differences
  • comparison - examining resemblances or differences
  • compartment - a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area
  • compartmentation.
  • compartments.
  • compasses.
  • compatibility - capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
  • compatible - able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination
  • compel - force or compel somebody to do something
  • compelling - tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument
  • compendium - a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
  • compensate - make payment to; compensate
  • compensates.
  • compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
  • compete - compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  • competence - the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
  • competent - adequate for the purpose
  • competes.
  • competing - being in competition
  • competition - the act of competing as for profit or a prize
  • competitions.
  • competitive - showing a fighting disposition
  • competitively - in competition
  • competitiveness - an aggressive willingness to compete
  • compiles.
  • complain - make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge
  • complained.
  • complains.
  • complaint - (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
  • complaints.
  • complement - something added to complete or make perfect
  • complemental - acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
  • complementary - of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
  • complemented.
  • complementing.
  • complements.
  • complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step
  • completed - caught
  • completely - so as to be complete; with everything necessary
  • completing - acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
  • completion - a concluding action
  • complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts
  • complexes.
  • complexion - (obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament
  • complexity - the quality of being intricate and compounded
  • compliance - happy friendly agreement
  • complicate - make more complex, intricate, or richer
  • complicated - difficult to analyze or understand
  • complicates.
  • complicating.
  • complication - the act or process of complicating
  • complications.
  • complies.
  • comply - act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
  • component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
  • components.
  • composed - serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress
  • composing - musical creation
  • composite - consisting of separate interconnected parts
  • composition - something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole
  • compound - of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
  • compounding - the act of combining things to form a new whole
  • compounds.
  • comprehend - get the meaning of something
  • comprehension - an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)
  • comprehensive - including all or everything
  • compress - a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
  • compressed - reduced in volume by pressure
  • compresses.
  • compressing - applying pressure
  • compression - applying pressure
  • compressions.
  • compressive.
  • compressor - a mechanical device that compresses gasses
  • comprise - form or compose
  • comprised.
  • comprises.
  • comprising.
  • compromise - a middle way between two extremes
  • compromised.
  • compulsion - using force to cause something
  • compulsions.
  • compulsive - strongly motivated to succeed
  • compulsorily - in a manner that cannot be evaded
  • compulsory - required by rule
  • computed.
  • computer - a machine for performing calculations automatically
  • computergenerated.
  • computerisation.
  • computerised - stored, processed, analyzed, or generated by computer
  • computers.
  • computing - the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
  • comrie.
  • conc.
  • concave - curving inward
  • concavity - the property possessed by a concave shape
  • concealed - hidden on any grounds for any motive
  • conceive - become pregnant; undergo conception
  • conceived - formed in the mind
  • conceiving.
  • concentrate - a concentrated example
  • concentrated - gathered together or made less diffuse
  • concentrates.
  • concentrating.
  • concentration - strengthening the amount of a substance in a unit amount of another substance (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing the other substance
  • concentrations.
  • concentrator.
  • concentric - having a common center
  • concept - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
  • conception - the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
  • conceptions.
  • concepts.
  • conceptualisations.
  • concern - something that interests you because it is important or affects you
  • concerned - feeling or showing worry or solicitude
  • concerning.
  • concerns.
  • concert - a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
  • concerted - involving the joint activity of two or more
  • concha - (anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
  • conchae.
  • concluded - having come or been brought to a conclusion
  • conclusion - an intuitive assumption
  • conclusions.
  • concomitant - following as a consequence
  • concomitantly.
  • concretion - the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)
  • concretions.
  • concurrent - occurring or operating at the same time
  • concurrently - overlapping in duration
  • concussed.
  • concussion - any violent blow
  • condemnation - (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)
  • condemned - officially pronounced unfit for use or consumption
  • condensation - (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams
  • condensed.
  • condenses.
  • condensing - the act of increasing the density of something
  • condition - the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
  • conditioned - physically fit
  • conditioner - exercise that conditions the body
  • conditioning - a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
  • conditions.
  • conditon.
  • conditons.
  • condolence - an expression of sympathy with another's grief
  • condom - contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • condoms.
  • conducive - tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
  • conduct - manner of acting or controlling yourself
  • conductance - a material's capacity to conduct electricity; measured as the reciprocal of electrical resistance
  • conducted.
  • conducting - the direction of an orchestra or choir
  • conduction - the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
  • conductive - having the quality or power of conducting heat or electricity or sound; exhibiting conductivity
  • conductivity - the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
  • conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
  • conductory.
  • conducts.
  • conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
  • condyle - a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone
  • condyles.
  • condyloma.
  • cone - any cone-shaped artifact
  • cones.
  • confederation - the act of forming an alliance or confederation
  • confer - have a conference in order to talk something over
  • conference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
  • conferences.
  • conferring.
  • confers.
  • confessor - a priest who hears confession and gives absolution
  • confidence - a secret that is confided or entrusted to another
  • confident - not liable to error in judgment or action
  • confidential - the level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified
  • confidentiality - discretion in keeping secret information
  • confidentially - in a confidential manner
  • configurations.
  • confined - not free to move about
  • confinement - the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
  • confirm - make more firm
  • confirmation - a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church
  • confirmatory - serving to support or corroborate
  • confirmed - having a habit of long standing
  • confirming - indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
  • confirms.
  • conflict - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
  • conflicting - on bad terms
  • conflicts.
  • confluent - flowing together
  • conforming - adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)
  • conforms.
  • confronted.
  • confronting.
  • confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently
  • confusing - lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity
  • confusion - a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
  • confusional.
  • congenial - used of plants; capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted
  • congenital - present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
  • congenitally.
  • congested - overfull as with blood
  • congestion - excessive crowding
  • congestive - relating to or affected by an abnormal collection of blood or other fluid
  • conglomerations.
  • congratulatory - expressive of sympathetic pleasure or joy on account of someone's success or good fortune
  • congregate - brought together into a group or crowd
  • congruous - suitable or appropriate together
  • conical - relating to or resembling a cone
  • conicalshaped.
  • conjoined - consisting of two or more associated entities
  • conjugate - of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond
  • conjugated - of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond
  • conjugation - a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms
  • conjunction - an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
  • conjunctiva - a transparent membrane covering the eyeball and under surface of the eyelid
  • conjunctival - of or relating to the conjunctiva
  • conjunctivitis - inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye
  • connect - join for the purpose of communication
  • connected - joined or linked together
  • connecting - syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence
  • connection - shifting from one form of transportation to another
  • connections.
  • connective - connecting or tending to connect
  • connectivetissue.
  • connects.
  • conquer - overcome by conquest
  • conrad - English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924)
  • consanguinous.
  • conscience - conformity to one's own sense of right conduct
  • conscientious - characterized by extreme care and great effort
  • conscientiously - with extreme conscientiousness
  • conscious - (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something
  • consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
  • consecrated - solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose
  • consecutive - in regular succession without gaps
  • consensual - existing by consent
  • consensus - agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
  • consent - permission to do something
  • consents.
  • consequence - having important effects or influence
  • consequences.
  • consequent - following as an effect or result
  • consequential - having important issues or results
  • consequently - (sentence connectors) because of the reason given
  • conservation - the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
  • conservative - resistant to change
  • conserve - fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
  • conserving - saving from harm or loss
  • consider - regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
  • considerable - large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree
  • considerably - to a great extent or degree
  • consideration - a considerate and thoughtful act
  • considerations.
  • considered - carefully weighed
  • considering.
  • considers.
  • consist - be composed of
  • consisted.
  • consistence - a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
  • consistencies.
  • consistency - a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
  • consistent - (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
  • consistently - in a systematic or consistent manner
  • consisting.
  • consists.
  • consolidated - forming a solid mass
  • consolidation - the act of combining into an integral whole
  • consortium - an association of companies for some definite purpose
  • constant - steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection
  • constantly - without interruption
  • constipated - have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels
  • constipating - causing constipation
  • constipation - irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
  • constituencies.
  • constituency - the body of voters who elect a representative for their area
  • constituent - constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
  • constituents.
  • constitute - form or compose
  • constituted - brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established
  • constitutes.
  • constituting.
  • constitution - the act of forming something
  • constitutional - sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under a constitution
  • constrains.
  • constraints.
  • constrict - become tight or as if tight
  • constricted - inhibited
  • constricting - (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
  • constriction - the action or process of compressing
  • constrictive - restricting the scope or freedom of action
  • constrictor - any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils
  • constrictors.
  • constricts.
  • construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
  • constructed.
  • construction - drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem
  • constructive - constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
  • constructs.
  • consult - advise professionally
  • consultancy - the practice of giving expert advice within a particular field
  • consultant - an expert who gives advice
  • consultants.
  • consultation - a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question
  • consultations.
  • consultative - giving advice
  • consulted.
  • consulting.
  • consume - engage fully
  • consumed - completely used up
  • consumer - a person who uses goods or services
  • consumers.
  • consumes.
  • consuming - very intense
  • consumption - the act of consuming something
  • contact - close interaction
  • contacting.
  • contacts.
  • contagion - the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
  • contagiosum.
  • contagious - easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
  • contain - be capable of holding or containing
  • contained - gotten under control
  • container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
  • containers.
  • containing.
  • containment - the act of containing; keeping something from spreading
  • contains.
  • contaminant - a substance that contaminates
  • contaminants.
  • contaminate - make radioactive by adding radioactive material
  • contaminated - rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution
  • contaminates.
  • contamination - the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
  • contemplate - consider as a possibility
  • contemporaries - all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
  • contemporary - belonging to the present time
  • contend - maintain or assert
  • content - satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
  • contented - satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
  • contents - a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
  • context - discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
  • continence - the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
  • continually - seemingly without interruption
  • continuance - the act of continuing an activity without interruption
  • continuation - the act of continuing an activity without interruption
  • continuations.
  • continue - exist over a prolonged period of time
  • continued - without stop or interruption
  • continues.
  • continuing - remaining in force or being carried on without letup
  • continuity - the property of a continuous and connected period of time
  • continuous - continuing in time or space without interruption
  • continuously - at every point
  • contorted - strained or wrenched out of normal shape
  • contour - a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure
  • contours.
  • contra.
  • contraception - birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery
  • contraceptive - capable of preventing conception or impregnation
  • contraceptives.
  • contract - a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
  • contracted - reduced in size or pulled together
  • contractile - capable of contracting or being contracted
  • contractility - the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter
  • contracting - becoming infected
  • contraction - the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
  • contractions.
  • contracts.
  • contracture - an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
  • contractures.
  • contradistinction - a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast
  • contraindicated.
  • contraindicates.
  • contraindication - (medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment
  • contraindications.
  • contralto - of or being the lowest female voice
  • contrary - resistant to guidance or discipline
  • contrast - the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
  • contrasted.
  • contrasting - strikingly different; tending to contrast
  • contrasts.
  • contre.
  • contributary.
  • contribute - contribute to some cause
  • contributed.
  • contributes.
  • contributing - tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
  • contribution - any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor
  • contributions.
  • contributor - a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book
  • contributors.
  • contributory - tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
  • control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something
  • controllable - capable of being controlled
  • controlled - restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds
  • controller - a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
  • controllers.
  • controlling - able to control or determine policy
  • controls.
  • controversial - marked by or capable of arousing controversy
  • controversially - involving controversy
  • controversies.
  • controversy - a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  • contused - injured without breaking the skin
  • contusion - the action of bruising
  • contusions.
  • conundrum - a difficult problem
  • conv.
  • convalesce - get over an illness or shock
  • convalescence - gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
  • convalescent - returning to health after illness or debility
  • convenience - the quality of being useful and convenient
  • convenient - easy to reach
  • convention - the act of convening
  • conventional - following accepted customs and proprieties
  • conventionally - in a conventional manner
  • conventions.
  • converge - come together so as to form a single product
  • convergence - the act of converging (coming closer)
  • convergent - tending to come together from different directions
  • conversations.
  • converse - turned about in order or relation
  • conversely - with the terms of the relation reversed
  • conversion - a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
  • convert - a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  • converted - spiritually reborn or converted
  • converting.
  • converts.
  • convex - curving or bulging outward
  • convexity - the property possessed by a convex shape
  • convey - make known; pass on, of information
  • conveyed - sent or carried from one place to another
  • conveying - act of transferring property title from one person to another
  • conveys.
  • convicted - pronounced or proved guilty
  • conviction - (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
  • convinced - persuaded of; very sure
  • convincing - causing one to believe the truth of something
  • convoluted - rolled or coiled together
  • convolution - the action of coiling or twisting or winding together
  • convolutions.
  • convulsants.
  • convulsion - a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval
  • convulsions.
  • convulsive - affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
  • cooh.
  • cooing - that is making a soft cry
  • cook - someone who cooks food
  • cooked - having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
  • cooking - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
  • cool - marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional
  • coolants.
  • cooled.
  • cooler - a refrigerator for cooling liquids
  • cooleys.
  • cooling - the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
  • cools.
  • coombs.
  • cooperation - the practice of cooperating
  • coordinate - of equal importance, rank, or degree
  • coordinated - being dexterous in the use of more than one set of muscle movements
  • coordinates.
  • coordinating - serving to connect two grammatical constituents of identical construction
  • coordination - the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation
  • copaiba - an oleoresin used in varnishes and ointments
  • copd.
  • cope - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
  • cophentrope.
  • copies.
  • coping - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
  • copious - large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)
  • copiously - in an abundant manner
  • copper - any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings
  • coprolalia - an uncontrollable use of obscene language; often accompanied by mental disorders
  • coproporphyrin.
  • copulation - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  • copy - a secondary representation of an original
  • cor.
  • coral - of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color
  • cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads
  • corded - of textiles; having parallel raised lines
  • cordis.
  • cordocentesis.
  • cordotomy.
  • cords - cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth
  • core - a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
  • corec.
  • corium - the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
  • corkscrew - a bottle opener that pulls corks
  • corn - something sentimental or trite
  • cornea - transparent anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the lens and iris and is continuous with the sclera
  • corneal - of or related to the cornea
  • corneas.
  • corner - the intersection of two streets
  • corners.
  • cornerstone - a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
  • corneum - the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
  • corns.
  • cornwall - a hilly county in southwestern England
  • corona - a long cigar with blunt ends
  • coronal - flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  • coronary - surrounding like a crown (especially of the blood vessels surrounding the heart)
  • coronavirus.
  • coronaviruses.
  • coroner - a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes
  • coroners.
  • corpora.
  • corporal - possessing or existing in bodily form
  • corporate - organized and maintained as a legal corporation
  • corporeal - having material or physical form or substance
  • corporis.
  • corpses.
  • corpulence - the property of excessive fatness
  • corpus - the main part of an organ or other bodily structure
  • corpuscle - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
  • corpuscles.
  • corpuscular - of or relating to corpuscles
  • correct - free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
  • corrected - having something undesirable neutralized
  • correcting.
  • correction - the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
  • corrective - tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition
  • correctly - in a correct manner
  • corrects.
  • correlate - mutually related
  • correlated - mutually related
  • correlation - a statistical relation between two or more variables such that systematic changes in the value of one variable are accompanied by systematic changes in the other
  • correspond - exchange messages
  • correspondence - communication by the exchange of letters
  • correspondent - similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
  • corresponding - agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree
  • correspondingly - in a corresponding manner
  • corresponds.
  • corrigan.
  • corrigans.
  • corrode - become destroyed by water, air, or an etching chemical such as an acid
  • corrosive - of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
  • corrosives.
  • corruption - inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)
  • corset - a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
  • cortex - the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal
  • cortexes.
  • corti.
  • cortical - of or relating to a cortex
  • corticoid - a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
  • corticosteroid - a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
  • corticosteroids.
  • corticosterone - secreted by the adrenal cortex; involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body
  • corticotrophin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
  • corticotropin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
  • cortisol - an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
  • cortisone - a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone
  • corynebacteria.
  • corynebacterium - any species of the genus Corynebacterium
  • coryza - an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)
  • cos - lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head
  • coshh.
  • cosmetic - serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body
  • cosmetics.
  • cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  • costal - of or relating to or near a rib
  • costalgia - pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs
  • costas.
  • costing - cost accounting
  • costly - having a high price
  • costs - pecuniary reimbursement to the winning party for the expenses of litigation
  • cot - a small bed that folds up for storage or transport
  • cotrimoxazole.
  • cots.
  • cottage - a small house with a single story
  • cotton - fabric woven from cotton fibers
  • cottonwool.
  • cough - the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise
  • coughed.
  • coughing - the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise
  • coughs.
  • could.
  • council - a meeting of people for consultation
  • councils.
  • counsel - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  • counselandcare.
  • counselled.
  • counselling - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  • counsellor - a lawyer who pleads cases in court
  • counsellors.
  • count - the act of counting
  • counted.
  • countenance - the appearance conveyed by a person's face
  • counter - indicating opposition or resistance
  • counteract - oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
  • counteracted.
  • counteracts.
  • counterbalanced - brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another
  • counterbalancing - serving to equilibrate
  • countering.
  • counterpart - a duplicate copy
  • counterparts.
  • counters.
  • counterstained.
  • countess - female equivalent of a count or earl
  • counting - the act of counting
  • countless - too numerous to be counted
  • countries.
  • country - the territory occupied by a nation
  • countryadvice.
  • countrys.
  • countrywide - occurring or extending throughout a country or nation
  • counts.
  • county - a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
  • coup - a brilliant and notable success
  • couple - a pair who associate with one another
  • coupled - connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks
  • coupler - a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
  • couples.
  • course - as might be expected
  • courses.
  • court - respectful deference
  • courts.
  • cousins.
  • cov.
  • covent.
  • cover - fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
  • covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
  • covering - the act of protecting something by covering it
  • coverings.
  • covers.
  • covert - secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
  • cow - mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'
  • cowpers.
  • cowpox - a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
  • cows - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
  • cox - the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew
  • coxa - the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
  • coxae.
  • coxalgia.
  • coxiella.
  • coxodynia.
  • coxsackie.
  • coyotes.
  • cp.
  • cpap.
  • cpcch.
  • cpd.
  • cpg.
  • cpr - an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
  • cr - a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • crab - a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply
  • crabs - infestation of the pubic hair by crab lice
  • crack - of the highest quality
  • cracked - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  • cracking - very good
  • crackles.
  • crackling - the sharp sound of snapping noises
  • crackpot - a whimsically eccentric person
  • cracks.
  • cradle - a baby bed with sides and rockers
  • crafts.
  • cramp - a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together
  • cramps.
  • cranial - of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain
  • craniotomy - a surgical opening through the skull
  • cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
  • cranmer.
  • crash - the act of colliding with something
  • crashed.
  • crater - a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
  • craven - lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
  • craves.
  • craving - an intense desire for some particular thing
  • crawling - a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
  • crawls.
  • crazing.
  • cream - toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
  • creams.
  • creamy - of the color of cream
  • create - create by artistic means
  • created.
  • creates.
  • creatine - an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates both in the free form and as phosphocreatine; supplies energy for muscle contraction
  • creating.
  • creatinine.
  • creation - (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence
  • creative - promoting construction or creation
  • credible - appearing to merit belief or acceptance
  • creeping - a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
  • cremation - the incineration of a dead body
  • crematorium - a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
  • crenation - one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
  • creosote - a dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood
  • crepitation - the sharp sound of snapping noises
  • crepitations.
  • crepitus.
  • crescent - resembling the new moon in shape
  • crescentic.
  • cresol - any of three poisonous colorless isomeric phenols; derived from coal or wood tar; used as a disinfectant
  • cretinism - severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
  • creutzfeldt.
  • crevices.
  • crew - the men who man a ship or aircraft
  • cricoid.
  • crime - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
  • crimes.
  • criminal - guilty of crime or serious offense
  • crimson - characterized by violence or bloodshed
  • crippling - that cripples or disables or incapacitates
  • crises.
  • crisis - a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something
  • criteria.
  • criterion - the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
  • critical - marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
  • criticised.
  • criticisms.
  • critics.
  • croaking - like the sounds of frogs and crows
  • crohns.
  • cromoglycate.
  • crop - the stock or handle of a whip
  • crops.
  • cross - extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
  • crossed - placed crosswise
  • crosses.
  • crossing - traveling across
  • crossover - the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience
  • crosssection.
  • crosssectional.
  • crosswise - in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross
  • crotamiton.
  • crotch - the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
  • croup - a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing
  • croupy - resembling or arising from or indicating croup
  • crowded - overfilled or compacted or concentrated
  • crowds.
  • crowing - exhibiting self-importance
  • crown - the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
  • crowns.
  • croydon.
  • crp - a byproduct of inflammation; a globulin that is found in the blood in some cases of acute inflammation
  • crucial - of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
  • cruciate - shaped like a cross
  • crude - not processed or subjected to analysis
  • cruel - (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
  • cruelty - a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
  • crura.
  • crural - of or relating the leg from the knee to the foot
  • cruralgia.
  • cruris.
  • crus - the leg from the knee to foot
  • crush - the act of crushing
  • crushed - treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance
  • crushes.
  • crushing - physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination
  • crust - the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
  • crusta.
  • crusting.
  • crusts.
  • crutch - anything that serves as an expedient
  • cruzi.
  • cry - a fit of weeping
  • crying - conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
  • cryoanalgesia.
  • cryocautery - application of a substance that destroys tissue by freezing it
  • cryoprecipitate.
  • cryopreservation.
  • cryoscopy.
  • cryosurgery - the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)
  • cryotherapy.
  • cryptococcosis - a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
  • cryptococcus.
  • cryptorchidism - failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
  • cryptosporidium.
  • crypts.
  • crystal - a protective cover that protects the face of a watch
  • crystalline - consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
  • crystallisable.
  • crystallisation - the formation of crystals
  • crystalloid.
  • crystals.
  • cs - a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal
  • csf.
  • csm.
  • csp.
  • csphysio.
  • ct - a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis
  • ctev.
  • cubic - having three dimensions
  • cubical - shaped like a cube
  • cubital - of or relating to the elbow
  • cubitus - the arm from the elbow to the fingertips
  • cuboid - shaped like a cube
  • cudgel - a club that is used as a weapon
  • cuff - the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
  • cuirass - medieval body armor that covers the chest and back
  • culdoscope - a specialized endoscope for visually examining a woman's pelvic organs
  • culdoscopy - endoscopic examination of a woman's pelvic organs by the insertion of a culdoscope through the vagina
  • culminate - rise to, or form, a summit
  • culpability - a state of guilt
  • culprits.
  • cult - a system of religious beliefs and rituals
  • cultivated - (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing
  • cultivating.
  • cultivation - (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops
  • cultural - denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
  • culture - the raising of plants or animals
  • cultured - marked by refinement in taste and manners
  • cultures.
  • culturing.
  • cumbersome - difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
  • cumulative - increasing by successive addition
  • cumulatively - in a cumulative manner
  • cuneatus.
  • cuneiform - of or relating to the tarsal bones (or other wedge-shaped bones)
  • cuneiforms.
  • cup - a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
  • cupola - a roof in the form of a dome
  • cupped.
  • cupping - a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface
  • cupshaped.
  • curable - curing or healing is possible
  • curantur.
  • curare - a toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles
  • curative - tending to cure or restore to health
  • curbs.
  • curd - coagulated milk; used to made cheese
  • curdled - transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
  • curdling - turning into a solid mass
  • curds.
  • cure - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  • cured - (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry
  • cures.
  • curettage - surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
  • curette - a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity
  • curetting.
  • curie - French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
  • curing - the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
  • curious - eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
  • curling - of hair having curls
  • currants.
  • currency - general acceptance or use
  • currens.
  • current - occurring in or belonging to the present time
  • currently - at this time or period; now
  • currents.
  • curriculum - an integrated course of academic studies
  • curries.
  • curtail - place restrictions on
  • curtain - hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • curtains.
  • curvature - the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
  • curve - a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter
  • curved - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend
  • curves.
  • cushing - United States neurologist noted for his study of the brain and pituitary gland and who identified Cushing's syndrome (1869-1939)
  • cushingoid.
  • cushings.
  • cushion - a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
  • cushioning - artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
  • cusps.
  • custard - sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked or boiled or frozen
  • custody - holding by the police
  • custom - made according to the specifications of an individual
  • customarily - by custom; according to common practice
  • customary - in accordance with convention or custom
  • customer - someone who pays for goods or services
  • customised - made according to the specifications of an individual
  • customs - money collected under a tariff
  • cut - with parts removed
  • cutanea.
  • cutaneous - relating to or existing on or affecting the skin
  • cutaway - a man's coat cut diagonally from the waist to the back of the knees
  • cuticle - the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
  • cutlery - tableware implements for cutting and eating food
  • cuts.
  • cutters.
  • cutting - suitable for cutting or severing
  • cv - a summary of your academic and work history
  • cva - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
  • cvas.
  • cyanide - an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid
  • cyanides.
  • cyanocobalamin - a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
  • cyanosed.
  • cyanosis - a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)
  • cyanotic.
  • cybernetics - (biology) the field of science concerned with processes of communication and control (especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems)
  • cyclamates.
  • cycle - a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
  • cycles.
  • cyclical - recurring in cycles
  • cyclically.
  • cycling - the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
  • cyclitis.
  • cyclizine.
  • cyclo.
  • cyclopenthiazide.
  • cyclophosphamide.
  • cycloplegia.
  • cyclopropane - a colorless flammable gas sometimes used as an inhalation anesthetic
  • cyclops - minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms
  • cycloserine - an antibiotic that is especially active against the tubercle bacillus
  • cyclosporin.
  • cyclothymia - a mild bipolar disorder that persists over a long time
  • cyclotron - an accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron-volts to rapidly moving particles
  • cyesis.
  • cylinder - a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air
  • cylinders.
  • cylindrical - having the form of a cylinder
  • cynanche.
  • cyproterone.
  • cyprotexone.
  • cyst - a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
  • cystectomy.
  • cysteine - an amino acid containing sulfur that is found in most proteins; oxidizes on exposure to air to form cystine
  • cystic - of or relating to or resembling a cyst
  • cystica.
  • cysticerci.
  • cysticercosis.
  • cystine - a crystalline amino acid found in proteins (especially keratin); discovered in bladder stones
  • cystinuria.
  • cystitis - inflammation of the urinary bladder and ureters
  • cystocele - hernia in which the urinary bladder protrudes through the wall of the vagina; sometimes occurs after childbirth
  • cystocoele.
  • cystodiathermy.
  • cystogram.
  • cystolithotomy.
  • cystometer.
  • cystometry.
  • cystoscope.
  • cystoscopy.
  • cystosine.
  • cysts.
  • cytarabine.
  • cyte.
  • cytes.
  • cytoa.
  • cytochrome - (biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principle biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration)
  • cytogenetics - the branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes)
  • cytokine - any of various proteins secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
  • cytokines.
  • cytological - of or relating to the science of cytology
  • cytology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells
  • cytomegalo.
  • cytomegalovirus - any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
  • cytomegaloviruses.
  • cytometer.
  • cytopathogenic - of or relating to or causing pathological changes in cells
  • cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
  • cytoplasmic - of or relating to cytoplasm
  • cytoscopy.
  • cytosine - a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine
  • cytotoxic - of or relating to substances that are toxic to cells
  • cytotoxics.
  • cytotoxicsuppressor.
  • czech - of or relating to Czechoslovakia or its people or their language

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  • da - an official prosecutor for a judicial district
  • dacron - a kind of polyester fabric
  • dacryocystitis - inflammation of the lacrimal sac causing obstruction of the tube draining tears into the nose
  • dactinomycin.
  • dactylitis.
  • daily - occurring or done each day
  • dairy - a farm where dairy products are produced
  • dalley.
  • dam - female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
  • damage - the act of damaging something or someone
  • damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled
  • damages - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
  • damaging - designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
  • dame - informal terms for a (young) woman
  • damp - slightly wet
  • dampen - lessen in force or effect
  • danazol.
  • dance - an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • dancers.
  • dander - a feeling of anger and animosity
  • dandruff - loose scales shed from the scalp
  • dandy - very good
  • danger - a dangerous place
  • dangerous - causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
  • dangerously - in a dangerous manner
  • dangers.
  • danish - of or relating to or characteristic of Denmark or the Danes
  • dantrolene.
  • dapsone - antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
  • dared.
  • dark - not giving performances; closed
  • darken - make dark or darker
  • darkened - become or made dark by lack of light
  • darkening - becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over
  • darker.
  • darkly - without light
  • darkness - a swarthy complexion
  • darkroom - a room in which photographs are developed
  • dartos.
  • darwin - provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia
  • darwinian - of or relating to Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution
  • darwins.
  • data - a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  • database - an organized body of related information
  • databases.
  • date - sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed
  • dated - bearing a date
  • dates.
  • dating - use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
  • daughter - a female human offspring
  • daughters.
  • daunorubicin.
  • daunting - discouraging through fear
  • david - (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)
  • dawn - the earliest period
  • day - United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)
  • daydream - absentminded dreaming while awake
  • daydreaming - absentminded dreaming while awake
  • daydreams.
  • daylight - light during the daytime
  • days - the time during which someone's life continues
  • daytime - the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
  • dazoles.
  • db - a logarithmic unit of sound intensity; 10 times the logarithm of the ratio of the sound intensity to some reference intensity
  • dd - a doctor's degree in religion
  • dda.
  • ddavp.
  • ddi.
  • ddt - an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972
  • de - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • dead - total
  • deaden - convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
  • deadly - (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
  • deaf - lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
  • deafness - partial or complete loss of hearing
  • deal - the act of apportioning or distributing something
  • dealers.
  • dealing - method or manner of conduct in relation to others
  • deals.
  • dealt.
  • deaminase.
  • deamination - removal of the amino radical from an amino acid or other amino compound
  • death - the act of killing
  • deaths.
  • debarred.
  • debatable - capable of being disproved
  • debate - the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)
  • debated.
  • debates.
  • debilitated - lacking strength or vigor
  • debilitating - impairing the strength and vitality
  • debility - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
  • debridement - surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
  • debris - the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
  • debt - an obligation to pay or do something
  • decade - a period of 10 years
  • decades.
  • decalcification - loss of calcium from bones or teeth
  • decanoate.
  • decanted.
  • decarboxylase - any of the enzymes that hydrolize the carboxyl group
  • decaris.
  • decay - the organic phenomenon of rotting
  • decaying.
  • decays.
  • deceased - dead
  • deceit - the act of deceiving
  • deceive - cause someone to believe an untruth
  • decelerated.
  • december - the last (12th) month of the year
  • dechlorinating.
  • deci.
  • decibel - a logarithmic unit of sound intensity; 10 times the logarithm of the ratio of the sound intensity to some reference intensity
  • decibels.
  • decide - reach, make, or come to a decision about something
  • decided - recognizable; marked
  • decides.
  • deciding - having the power or quality of deciding
  • decidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometrium
  • deciduous - (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
  • decision - the act of making up your mind about something
  • decisionmaker.
  • decisions.
  • declared - made known or openly avowed
  • declares.
  • decline - change toward something smaller or lower
  • declined.
  • declines.
  • declining.
  • decoction - (pharmacology) the extraction by boiling of water-soluble drug substances
  • decolorising.
  • decompensation.
  • decompose - separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
  • decomposing.
  • decomposition - the analysis of a vector field
  • decompression - relieving pressure
  • decongestant - a drug that decreases pulmonary congestion
  • decongestants.
  • decontaminate - rid of contamination
  • decontamination - the removal of contaminants
  • decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
  • decreased - made less in size or amount or degree
  • decreases.
  • decreasing - becoming less or smaller
  • decree - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
  • decubitus - a reclining position (as in a bed)
  • decussation - an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
  • dedicated - devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose
  • deeds - performance of moral or religious acts
  • deem - keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
  • deemed.
  • deep - exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
  • deepened - having accumulated or become more intense
  • deepening - accumulating and becoming more intense
  • deepens.
  • deeper.
  • deepest.
  • deeply - to a great depth
  • deepseated.
  • deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
  • deet.
  • defaecate.
  • defaecates.
  • defaecation.
  • default - loss due to not showing up
  • defeating.
  • defeatingdeafness.
  • defecate - have a bowel movement
  • defect - a failing or deficiency
  • defective - markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior
  • defects.
  • defence - protection from harm
  • defences.
  • defenders.
  • defending - attempting to or designed to prevent an opponent from winning or scoring
  • defensive - intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
  • defer - submit or yield to another's wish or opinion
  • deferens.
  • deferred - put off to later
  • defibrillation - treatment by stopping fibrillation of heart muscles (usually by electric shock delivered by a defibrillator)
  • defibrillator - an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation
  • defibrillators.
  • deficiencies.
  • deficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number
  • deficient - inadequate in amount or degree
  • deficit - the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
  • deficits.
  • define - give a definition for the meaning of a word
  • defined - clearly characterized or delimited
  • defines.
  • defining - any process serving to define the shape of something
  • definite - known for certain
  • definitely - without question and beyond doubt
  • definition - clarity of outline
  • definitions.
  • definitive - supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement
  • definitively.
  • deflated - collapsed through the release of gas or air
  • deflation - the act of letting the air out of something
  • deflazacort.
  • defoliants.
  • deform - alter the shape of (something) by stress
  • deformans.
  • deformation - alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
  • deformed - so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
  • deforming.
  • deformities.
  • deformity - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
  • defra.
  • defusing - the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
  • degee.
  • degenerate - unrestrained by convention or morality
  • degenerated.
  • degenerates.
  • degenerating.
  • degeneration - passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
  • degenerations.
  • degenerative - (of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function
  • deglutition - the act of swallowing
  • degradation - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
  • degraded - lowered in value
  • degrades.
  • degree - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
  • degrees.
  • dehiscence - (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound
  • dehydrated - suffering from excessive loss of water from the body
  • dehydration - the process of extracting moisture
  • dehydroascorbic.
  • dehydrocholesterol.
  • dehydrogenase.
  • dejected - affected or marked by low spirits
  • delaunays.
  • delay - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
  • delayed - caused to be slower or later
  • delaying.
  • delegating - authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
  • deleterious - harmful to living things
  • deletion - the act of deleting something written or printed
  • deletions.
  • delhi - a city in north central India
  • deliberate - by conscious design or purpose
  • deliberately - with intention; in an intentional manner
  • delicacy - subtly skillful handling of a situation
  • delicate - exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
  • delineate - represented accurately or precisely
  • delineated - represented accurately or precisely
  • delinquency - an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
  • delirious - marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
  • delirium - a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
  • deliver - deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
  • delivered.
  • deliveries.
  • delivering.
  • delivers.
  • delivery - the act of delivering a child
  • delta - the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • deltoid - of a leaf shape; suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex
  • deluded.
  • delusion - the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
  • delusional - suffering from or characterized by delusions
  • delusions.
  • demand - the act of demanding
  • demanded.
  • demanding - requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
  • demands.
  • demarcated.
  • demarcation - a conceptual separation or distinction
  • demeclocycline.
  • dementia - mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
  • dementias.
  • dementing.
  • demineralisation - the removal of minerals and mineral salts from a liquid (especially from water)
  • demographic - of or relating to demography
  • demography - the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations
  • demolition - the act of demolishing
  • demon - someone extremely diligent or skillful
  • demonstrable - necessarily or demonstrably true
  • demonstrate - march in protest; take part in a demonstration
  • demonstrated - having been demonstrated or verified beyond doubt
  • demonstrates.
  • demonstrating.
  • demonstration - a show of military force or preparedness
  • demulcent - having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
  • demyelination - loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function
  • den - a room that is comfortable and secluded
  • dendrites.
  • dendritic - (neuroscience) of or relating to or resembling a dendrite
  • denervation.
  • dengue - an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
  • denial - the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
  • denistry.
  • denmark - a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
  • denomination - a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money
  • denote - have as a meaning
  • denotes.
  • denoting.
  • dense - slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
  • denser.
  • densest.
  • densimetric.
  • densities.
  • densitometry - measuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission
  • density - the amount per unit size
  • dental - of or relating to the teeth
  • dentally.
  • dentine - bone (calcified tissue) surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth
  • dentist - a person qualified to practice dentistry
  • dentistry - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
  • dentists.
  • dentition - the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
  • denture - a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
  • dentures.
  • denuded - without the natural or usual covering
  • deny - declare untrue; contradict
  • deodorant - a toiletry applied to the skin in order to mask unpleasant odors
  • deodorants.
  • deodorising.
  • deoxycortone.
  • deoxygenated.
  • deoxygenation.
  • deoxyribonucleic.
  • deoxyribose - a sugar that is a constituent of nucleic acids
  • departing.
  • department - a specialized sphere of knowledge
  • departmental - of or relating to a department
  • departments.
  • departure - act of departing
  • depend - be contingent upon (something that is elided)
  • dependence - lack of independence or self-sufficiency
  • dependencies.
  • dependency - a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
  • dependent - addicted to a drug
  • depending.
  • depends.
  • depersonalisation - representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality
  • depigmentation - absence or loss of pigmentation (or less than normal pigmentation) in the skin or hair
  • depigmented.
  • depilation - the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin)
  • depilatories.
  • depilatory - able to remove hair or render hairless
  • deplete - use up (resources or materials)
  • depleted - having resources completely depleted
  • depletes.
  • depletion - the act of decreasing something markedly
  • deployment - the distribution of forces in preparation for battle or work
  • depolarisation - a loss of polarity or polarization
  • depolarisers.
  • depolarising.
  • deposit - the act of putting something somewhere
  • deposited.
  • depositing.
  • deposition - the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office
  • deposits.
  • depot - a depository for goods
  • depress - lessen the activity or force of
  • depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
  • depressed - having the central portion lower than the margin
  • depresses.
  • depressing - causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom
  • depression - pushing down
  • depressions.
  • depressive - causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom
  • depressives.
  • depressor - a device used by physician to press a part down or aside
  • deprivation - act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
  • deprived - marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences
  • depth - degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
  • depths.
  • deranged - driven insane
  • derangement - a state of mental disturbance and disorientation
  • derby - a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
  • dercums.
  • derivation - the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin
  • derivative - resulting from or employing derivation
  • derivatives.
  • derive - develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
  • derived - formed or developed from something else; not original
  • derives.
  • dermabrasion - removal of scars or tattoos by anesthetizing the skin surface and then sanding or scraping off some of the outer skin layer
  • dermal - of or relating to or located in the dermis
  • dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
  • dermatofibroma.
  • dermatoglyphics - the study of the whorls and loops and arches in the fingertips and on the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet
  • dermatological - of or relating to or practicing dermatology
  • dermatologist - a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin
  • dermatology - the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
  • dermatome - a surgical instrument used to cut very thin slices of skin
  • dermatomyositis - myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and selling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity vary among individuals
  • dermatophagoides.
  • dermatophyte.
  • dermatophytes.
  • dermatoses.
  • dermatosis - disorder involving lesions or eruptions of the skin (in which there is usually no inflammation)
  • dermis - the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
  • dermographism.
  • dermoid.
  • derogatory - expressive of low opinion
  • des - synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy
  • descend - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  • descendants - all of the offspring of a given progenitor
  • descended.
  • descending - coming down or downward
  • descends.
  • descent - the act of changing your location in a downward direction
  • describe - give a description of
  • described - represented in words especially with sharpness and detail
  • describes.
  • describing.
  • description - sort or variety
  • descriptions.
  • descriptive - describing the structure of a language
  • desensitisation - the process of reducing sensitivity
  • desert - located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
  • deserted - remote from civilization
  • deserts - an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
  • deserve - be worthy or deserving
  • desferrioxamine.
  • desflurane.
  • desiccants.
  • desiccation - the process of extracting moisture
  • design - the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
  • designate - assign a name or title to
  • designated - selected or named for a duty
  • designation - the act of designating or identifying something
  • designed - done or made or performed with purpose and intent
  • designer - a person who devises plots or intrigues
  • designs.
  • desirability - the quality of being worthy of desiring
  • desirable - worth having or seeking or achieving
  • desire - an inclination to want things
  • desired - greatly desired
  • desires.
  • desiring.
  • desmopressin.
  • desperate - showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
  • despite - contemptuous disregard
  • desquamation - loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
  • destination - the ultimate goal for which something is done
  • destinations.
  • destined - (usually followed by `to') governed by fate
  • destroy - put to death
  • destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished
  • destroying.
  • destroys.
  • destruction - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
  • destructive - causing destruction or much damage
  • detached - used of buildings; standing apart from others
  • detachment - the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
  • detachments.
  • detachmentusually.
  • detail - an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
  • detailed - developed or executed with care and in minute detail
  • detailing - an individualized description of a particular instance
  • details - true confidential information
  • detained.
  • detect - discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
  • detectable - easily seen or detected
  • detected - perceived with the mind
  • detecting - a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
  • detection - the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  • detector - any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
  • detectors.
  • detects.
  • detemined.
  • detention - a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
  • detergent - having cleansing power
  • detergents.
  • deteriorate - become worse or disintegrate
  • deteriorates.
  • deteriorating.
  • deterioration - process of changing to an inferior state
  • determinants.
  • determination - the act of determining the properties of something
  • determine - fix conclusively or authoritatively
  • determined - having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation
  • determines.
  • determining - having the power or quality of deciding
  • deterred.
  • deterrent - tending to deter
  • detoxicated.
  • detoxication.
  • detoxification - treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)
  • detoxify - remove poison from
  • detoxifying.
  • detrui.
  • detrusor.
  • devastated.
  • devastating - wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
  • develoment.
  • develop - expand in the form of a series
  • developed - being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful
  • developers.
  • developes.
  • developing - relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply
  • development - act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
  • developmental - of or relating to or constituting development
  • developmentally - with respect to development
  • developments.
  • develops.
  • deviance - deviate behavior
  • deviated.
  • deviating.
  • deviation - deviate behavior
  • deviations.
  • device - any clever maneuver
  • devices - an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'
  • devils.
  • devise - (law) a gift of real property by will
  • devised.
  • devising - the act that results in something coming to be
  • devoid - completely lacking
  • devolution - the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
  • devonshire - a county in southwestern England
  • devoted - (followed by `to') dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use
  • dexamethasone - a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
  • dexamphetamine.
  • dexedrine - an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant
  • dexon.
  • dextran.
  • dextrin - any of various polysaccharides obtained by hydrolysis of starch; a tasteless and odorless gummy substance that is used as a thickening agent and in adhesives and in dietary supplements
  • dextrocardia - abnormal condition where the heart is located toward the right side of the chest
  • dextromethophan.
  • dextromethorphan.
  • dextromoramide.
  • dextropropoxyphene.
  • dextrose - an isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruits
  • df.
  • dg - 1/10 gram
  • dh.
  • di.
  • dia - an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
  • diabetes - any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
  • diabetic - suffering from diabetes
  • diabeticorum.
  • diabetics.
  • diabeties.
  • diacetyl.
  • diadia.
  • diagnosable - capable of being diagnosed
  • diagnose - determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
  • diagnosed.
  • diagnoses.
  • diagnosing - identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
  • diagnosis - identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
  • diagnostic - characteristic or indicative of e.g. a disease
  • diagnostically.
  • diagram - a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts
  • diagrammatic - shown or represented by diagrams
  • diagrams.
  • dial - the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
  • dialin.
  • dialysed.
  • dialyser.
  • dialysers.
  • dialysis - separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
  • diameter - the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference
  • diameters.
  • diamondshaped.
  • diamorphine.
  • diaphoresis - the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
  • diaphoretic - inducing perspiration
  • diaphragm - a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
  • diaphragmatic.
  • diaphysectomy.
  • diaphysis - the main (mid) section of a long bone
  • diare.
  • diarrhoea - frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
  • diary - a personal journal (as a physical object)
  • diastase.
  • diastasis - separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
  • diastole - the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
  • diastolic - of or relating to a diastole or happening during a diastole
  • diathermy - a method of physical therapy that involves generating local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents
  • diathesis - constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality
  • diatrizoate.
  • diazepam - a tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning
  • diazepams.
  • diazoxide - vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension
  • dibasic.
  • dicebone.
  • dicephalus.
  • dichlorodiphenyl.
  • dickson.
  • diclofenac.
  • dicobalt.
  • diconal.
  • dicophane.
  • dicrotic.
  • dicrotism.
  • dictates.
  • dictionary - a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
  • dictionarys.
  • dicyclomine.
  • did.
  • didanosine.
  • didcot.
  • didelphys.
  • didrone.
  • die - a device used for shaping metal
  • died.
  • dieldrin.
  • diencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
  • dienoestrol.
  • dierckse.
  • dies.
  • diet - the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
  • dietary - of or relating to the diet
  • dietetic - of or relating to the diet
  • dietetics - the scientific study of food preparation and intake
  • diethyl.
  • diethylamide.
  • diethylcarbamazine.
  • diethylpropion.
  • diethylstilboestrol - a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
  • diethyltoluamide.
  • dieticians.
  • dieting - the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
  • dietitian - a specialist in the study of nutrition
  • dietitians.
  • diets.
  • diferent.
  • differ - be different
  • difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
  • differences.
  • different - differing from all others; not ordinary
  • differential - relating to or showing a difference
  • differentiate - become distinct and acquire a different character
  • differentiated - made different (especially in the course of development) or shown to be different
  • differentiates.
  • differentiating.
  • differentiation - the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function
  • differently - in another and different manner
  • differing.
  • differs.
  • difficult - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
  • difficulties.
  • difficulty - the quality of being difficult
  • diffuse - spread out; not concentrated in one place
  • diffused - (of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material
  • diffusely - in a diffuse manner
  • diffuses.
  • diffusing - spreading by diffusion
  • diffusion - the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another
  • digest - a periodical that summarizes the news
  • digested - capable of undergoing digestion
  • digestible - capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal
  • digesting.
  • digestion - learning and coming to understand ideas and information
  • digestive - relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion
  • digests.
  • digit - a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
  • digital - of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits
  • digitalin - a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
  • digitalis - a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
  • digitata.
  • digitate - resembling a finger
  • digitised.
  • digits.
  • digoxin - digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully
  • dihydrochloride.
  • dihydrocodeine.
  • dihydrofolate.
  • dihydrotestosterone.
  • dihydroxy.
  • dilatation - the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
  • dilatations.
  • dilate - become wider
  • dilated - made wider or larger in all dimensions
  • dilates.
  • dilating.
  • dilation - the act of expanding an aperture
  • dilator - a surgical instrument that is used to dilate or distend an opening or an organ
  • dilemma - state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
  • dilemmas.
  • diligent - characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks
  • diloxanide.
  • diltiazem - a calcium blocker (trade name Cardizem) used in treating hypertension or angina or heart failure
  • diluent - a diluting agent
  • diluents.
  • dilute - reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
  • diluted - reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
  • diluting.
  • dilution - weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner
  • dim - lacking in light; not bright or harsh
  • dimenhydrinate - antihistamine and antiemetic (trade name Dramamine) used to treat motion sickness
  • dimension - the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
  • dimensional - having dimension--the quality or character or stature proper to a person
  • dimensions.
  • dimercaprol.
  • dimercapto.
  • dimercaptosuccinic.
  • dimethicone.
  • dimethyl.
  • dimidiata.
  • diminish - lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
  • diminished - (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval
  • diminishes.
  • diminishing - becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so
  • diminution - the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
  • diminutive - very small
  • dimly - in a dim indistinct manner
  • dimorphous - occurring or existing in two different forms
  • dimpled - having a small indentation
  • dining - the act of eating dinner
  • dinitrate.
  • dioctyl.
  • diodone.
  • diones.
  • dioptre - a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists
  • dioptres.
  • dioralyte.
  • dioxide - an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
  • dioxins.
  • dioxode.
  • dip - a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
  • diphenhydramine - antihistamine (trade name Benadryl) used to treat allergic reactions involving the nasal passages (hay fever) and also to treat motion sickness
  • diphenoxylate.
  • diphosphate.
  • diphtheria - acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
  • diphtheriae.
  • dipipanone.
  • diplegia - paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body
  • diplo.
  • diploa.
  • diplococci.
  • diplococcus - Gram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs
  • diploid - of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
  • diploma - a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study
  • diplomas.
  • diplopia - visual impairment in which an object is seen as two objects
  • dipping.
  • dipropionate.
  • diprosopus.
  • dipsomania - an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
  • dipu.
  • dipygus.
  • dipyridamole.
  • dire - causing fear or dread or terror
  • direct - lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
  • directed - manageable by a supervising agent
  • directing - showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
  • direction - a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
  • directions.
  • directive - showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
  • directives.
  • directly - without deviation
  • director - someone who controls resources and expenditures
  • directories.
  • directors.
  • directory - an alphabetical list of names and addresses
  • dirt - (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel
  • dirty - unpleasantly stormy
  • dirworks.
  • disabilities.
  • disability - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  • disable - injure permanently
  • disabled - markedly unable to function as a consequence of injury or illness
  • disablement - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  • disabling - depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified
  • disaccharide - any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
  • disaccharides.
  • disadvantage - the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
  • disadvantaged - marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences
  • disadvantages.
  • disagree - be of different opinions
  • disagreeable - not to your liking
  • disagreement - the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
  • disappear - get lost, as without warning or explanation
  • disappearance - the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
  • disappeared.
  • disappearing - quickly going away and passing out of sight
  • disappears.
  • disappointing - not up to expectations
  • disarticulation.
  • disaster - an act that has disastrous consequences
  • disasters.
  • disastrous - (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
  • disc - a flat circular plate
  • discarded - thrown away
  • discharge - the act of discharging a gun
  • discharged - having lost your job
  • discharges.
  • discharging.
  • disciplinary - relating to a specific field of academic study
  • discipline - training to improve strength or self-control
  • disciplined - obeying the rules
  • disciplines.
  • disciplining.
  • discission.
  • disclose - disclose to view as by removing a cover
  • disclosed - made known (especially something secret or concealed)
  • disclosure - the speech act of making something evident
  • discoid - having a flat circular shape
  • discoloration - the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded
  • discoloured - having the color spoiled with spots or streaks
  • discomfort - an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
  • disconnected - not plugged in or connected to a power source
  • disconnection - the act of breaking a connection
  • disconsolate - causing dejection
  • discontinue - put an end to a state or an activity
  • discounts.
  • discourage - deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
  • discouraged - lacking in resolution
  • discouragement - the act of discouraging
  • discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
  • discover - make a discovery
  • discovered - no longer concealed; uncovered as by opening a curtain; `discovered' is archaic and primarily a theater term
  • discoveries.
  • discovering.
  • discovery - the act of discovering something
  • discredited - suffering shame
  • discreet - marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
  • discrete - constituting a separate entity or part
  • discriminate - marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions
  • discrimination - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
  • discriminatory - manifesting partiality
  • discs.
  • discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
  • discussed.
  • discusses.
  • discussing.
  • discussion - an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
  • discussions.
  • diseaase.
  • disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • diseasecausing.
  • diseased - caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
  • diseaseprocesses.
  • diseases.
  • diseasetreatment.
  • disembowelment - the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
  • disentangle - extricate from entanglement
  • disequilibrium - loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
  • disesases.
  • disfiguration - the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something
  • disfigured - having the appearance spoiled
  • disfigurement - an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
  • disfiguring.
  • disgruntled - in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
  • disgust - strong feelings of dislike
  • dish - a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
  • dishes.
  • dishonesty - lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing
  • disinfect - destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing
  • disinfectant - preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
  • disinfectants.
  • disinfected.
  • disinfecting.
  • disinfection - treatment to destroy harmful microorganisms
  • disinfestation - the activity of getting rid of vermin
  • disinhibition.
  • disintegrates.
  • disintegration - total destruction
  • disjunction - state of being disconnected
  • dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy
  • dislocate - put out of its usual place, position, or relationship
  • dislocated - separated at the joint
  • dislocates.
  • dislocation - the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue
  • dislocations.
  • dislodge - remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
  • dislodged.
  • dismissal - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  • disodium.
  • disopyramide.
  • disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
  • disordered - not arranged in order
  • disorders.
  • disorganisation - the disturbance of a systematic arrangement causing disorder and confusion
  • disorganised - lacking order or methodical arrangement or function
  • disorientated.
  • disorientation - confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
  • disorients.
  • dispar.
  • disparity - inequality or difference in some respect
  • dispatch - the act of sending off something
  • dispensation - the act of dispensing (giving out in portions)
  • dispense - grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
  • dispensed - distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions
  • dispensing.
  • disperse - move away from each other
  • dispersed - distributed or spread over a considerable extent
  • disperses.
  • dispersions.
  • displace - force to move
  • displaced.
  • displacement - act of removing from office or employment
  • displacements.
  • displaces.
  • displacing.
  • display - something shown to the public
  • displayed.
  • displaying.
  • disposable - designed to be disposed of after use
  • disposal - the act or means of getting rid of something
  • disposals.
  • dispose - make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
  • disposed - having made preparations
  • disposition - your usual mood
  • disproportion - lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something
  • disproportionate - not proportionate
  • dispute - coming into conflict with
  • disputed - subject to disagreement and debate
  • disrespect - a disrespectful mental attitude
  • disrupt - throw into disorder
  • disrupted - marked by breaks or gaps
  • disrupting.
  • disruption - the act of causing disorder
  • disruptive - characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
  • disrupts.
  • dissatisfied - in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
  • dissect - cut open or cut apart
  • dissected - having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
  • dissecting.
  • dissection - cutting so as to separate into pieces
  • dissects.
  • disseminate - cause to become widely known
  • disseminated.
  • disseminates.
  • dissemination - the property of being diffused or dispersed
  • dissimilar - not similar
  • dissociated.
  • dissociation - the act of removing from association
  • dissociative - tending to produce dissociation
  • dissolution - the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
  • dissolve - (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
  • dissolved - (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form
  • dissolves.
  • dissolving - causing to dissolve
  • distal - situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone
  • distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
  • distances.
  • distant - apart in space
  • distantly - from or at a distance
  • distasteful - not pleasing in odor or taste
  • distend - swell from or as if from internal pressure
  • distended - abnormally expanded or increased in size; (`swollen' is sometimes used in combination)
  • distending.
  • distends.
  • distensae.
  • distensible - capable of being distended; able to stretch and expand
  • distension - the act of expanding by pressure from within
  • distichiasis.
  • distigmine.
  • distillation - the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
  • distilled.
  • distinct - recognizable; marked
  • distinction - a distinguishing difference
  • distinctions.
  • distinctive - of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
  • distinctly - clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment
  • distinguish - mark as different
  • distinguishable - capable of being perceived as different or distinct
  • distinguished - set apart from other such things
  • distinguishes.
  • distinguishing - serving to distinguish or identify a species or group
  • distoma.
  • distort - alter the shape of (something) by stress
  • distorted - having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented
  • distortion - the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
  • distortions.
  • distorts.
  • distracting.
  • distraction - the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something
  • distress - the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim
  • distressed - facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
  • distressing - causing distress or worry or anxiety
  • distribute - give out
  • distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
  • distributes.
  • distributing.
  • distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
  • distributions.
  • district - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
  • districts.
  • distrubing.
  • disturb - damage as if by shaking or jarring
  • disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
  • disturbances.
  • disturbed - emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships
  • disturbing - causing distress or worry or anxiety
  • disturbs.
  • disulfiram - a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism; causes nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested
  • disuse - the state of something that has been unused and neglected
  • dithranol.
  • diuresis - increased secretion of urine; if not due to increased liquid intake or to the action of a diuretic drug it can be a symptom of diabetes mellitus
  • diuretic - any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine
  • diuretics.
  • diurnal - having a daily cycle or occurring every day
  • dive - a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
  • diverge - move or draw apart
  • divergent - tending to move apart in different directions
  • diverging - tending to move apart in different directions
  • divers - many and different
  • diverse - distinctly dissimilar or unlike
  • diversification - the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered)
  • diversion - a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
  • diversity - the condition or result of being changed
  • divert - send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
  • diverted - pleasantly occupied
  • diverticula.
  • diverticular.
  • diverticulitis - inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation
  • diverticulosis - presence of multiple diverticula in the walls of the colon
  • diverticulum - a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
  • diverting - providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
  • divide - a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • divided - distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose
  • divides.
  • dividing - serving simply to separate or partition
  • divine - being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods
  • diving - an athletic competition that involves diving into water
  • division - the act or process of dividing
  • divisions.
  • divorce - the legal dissolution of a marriage
  • dizygotic - derived from two separately fertilized eggs
  • dizziness - a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
  • dj - a person who announces and plays popular recorded music
  • dl - a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
  • dle - a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose
  • dlf.
  • dmd - a doctor's degree in dental medicine
  • dmps.
  • dmsa.
  • dna - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information
  • dnr.
  • do - the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  • dobutamine.
  • docetaxel.
  • dock - the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
  • doctor - children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office
  • doctorate - one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university
  • doctorpatient.
  • doctors.
  • doctrine - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
  • document - anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks
  • documented - furnished with or supported by documents
  • documents.
  • docusate.
  • does.
  • doesnt.
  • dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
  • dogs.
  • doh - the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  • doing.
  • dolichocephalic - having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75
  • dolly - conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects
  • dolorosa.
  • domain - a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
  • dome - a hemispherical roof
  • domed - having a hemispherical vault or dome
  • domestic - produced in a particular country
  • domestically - with respect to home or family
  • domesticated - accustomed to home life
  • domiciliary - of or relating to or provided in a domicile
  • dominance - the organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the other allele of the pair is not
  • dominant - exercising influence or control
  • dominantly - in a dominant fashion
  • dominate - have dominance or the power to defeat over
  • dominated - controlled or ruled by superior authority or power
  • dominic - (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
  • donate - give to a charity or good cause
  • donated - given freely especially to a cause or fund
  • donates.
  • donation - act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
  • donations.
  • done - cooked until ready to serve
  • donepezil.
  • donor - person who makes a gift of property
  • donors.
  • donovan.
  • donovani.
  • dont.
  • door - a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
  • doors.
  • dopa - amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain
  • dopamine - a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension
  • dopaminergic.
  • dopexamine.
  • doping.
  • doppler - Austrian physicist famous for his discovery of the Doppler effect (1803-1853)
  • dorange.
  • dorchester.
  • dormant - inactive but capable of becoming active
  • dormitories.
  • dorsal - belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part
  • dorsalis.
  • dorsi.
  • dorsiflex.
  • dorsum - the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part)
  • dorzolamide.
  • dosage - the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
  • dosages.
  • dose - a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
  • doses.
  • dosimeter - a measuring instrument for measuring doses of ionizing radiation (X-rays or radioactivity)
  • dosing.
  • dothiepin.
  • dots.
  • double - having two meanings with intent to deceive
  • doubled - twice as great or many
  • doubly - to double the degree
  • doubt - uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something
  • doubtful - fraught with uncertainty or doubt
  • doubtless - with certainty
  • doubts.
  • douche - irrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents
  • douches.
  • douloureux.
  • dover - the capital of the state of Delaware
  • down - not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
  • downbeat - the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)
  • downgrading.
  • downgrowth.
  • downplaying.
  • downs.
  • downward - extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
  • downwards - spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
  • downy - covered with fine soft hairs or down
  • doxazosin.
  • doxepin - a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances)
  • doxorubicin - an antibiotic used as an anticancer drug
  • doxycycline - an antibiotic derived from tetracycline that is effective against many infections
  • dozen.
  • dpt.
  • dq.
  • dr.
  • drachm - a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
  • dracontiasis.
  • dracunculiasis - a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
  • dracunculus - type genus of the family Dracunculidae
  • drafting - the craft of drawing blueprints
  • drag - the act of dragging (pulling with force)
  • dragging - marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner
  • drags.
  • drain - emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
  • drainage - emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
  • drained - emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid)
  • draining - having a debilitating effect
  • drains.
  • drama - the quality of being arresting or highly emotional
  • dramamine - antihistamine and antiemetic (trade name Dramamine) used to treat motion sickness
  • dramatcally.
  • dramatic - suitable to or characteristic of drama
  • dramatically - in a dramatic manner
  • dramatising.
  • drastic - forceful and extreme and rigorous
  • drastically - in a drastic manner
  • draught - the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
  • draw - the act of drawing or hauling something
  • drawback - the quality of being a hindrance
  • drawbacks.
  • drawing - act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source
  • drawn - having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut
  • drawnout.
  • draws.
  • dream - a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality
  • dreaming - a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
  • dreams.
  • drenched - abundantly covered or supplied with; often used in combination
  • drenching - the act of making something completely wet
  • drepanocytosis.
  • dress - (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
  • dressed - dressed in fancy or formal clothing
  • dressing - the act of applying a bandage
  • dressings.
  • drgus.
  • dribble - the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
  • dribbling - the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
  • dried - preserved by removing natural moisture
  • dries.
  • drift - a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
  • drill - (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
  • drilled - trained in a skill by repetitious practice
  • drilling - the act of drilling
  • drills.
  • drink - the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
  • drinkers.
  • drinking - the act of consuming liquids
  • drinkingwater.
  • drinks.
  • drip - (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)
  • dripping - having liquid falling in drops
  • drive - the act of applying force to propel something
  • driven - urged or forced to action through moral pressure
  • driver - a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
  • drivers.
  • drives.
  • driving - having the power of driving or impelling
  • droop - a shape that sags
  • drooping - hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
  • drop - the act of dropping something
  • droplet - a tiny drop
  • droplets.
  • dropped - (used of a mammal) born
  • dropping - coming down freely under the influence of gravity
  • droppings - fecal matter of animals
  • drops.
  • drought - a shortage of rainfall
  • drowned - dead by drowning
  • drowning.
  • drownings.
  • drowsiness - a very sleepy state
  • drowsy - showing lack of attention or boredom
  • drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  • druginduced.
  • drugs.
  • drugseeking.
  • drugsensitivity.
  • drum - small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
  • drumlike.
  • drummond.
  • drunk - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
  • drunkenness - a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
  • dry - practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
  • drying.
  • dryness - the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
  • dss.
  • dt.
  • dts - acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning
  • dual - a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural)
  • dubbed.
  • dubious - not convinced
  • dublin - capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Free State
  • duchenne.
  • duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
  • ducreyi.
  • duct - an enclosed conduit for a fluid
  • ductal.
  • ducted.
  • duction.
  • ductless - not having a duct
  • ductograph.
  • ducts.
  • ductus.
  • due - owed and payable immediately or on demand
  • duff - a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron
  • dufferin.
  • dugs.
  • dull - (of business) not active or brisk
  • dulled - deprived of color
  • duller.
  • dulling.
  • dullness - without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
  • dumb - unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
  • dumbness - the quality of being mentally slow and limited
  • dummy - having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function
  • dumping - selling goods abroad at a price below that charged in the domestic market
  • dundee.
  • duodenal - in or relating to the duodenum
  • duodenale.
  • duodenum - the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum
  • duplicate - being two identical
  • duplicated.
  • duplicates.
  • duplication - the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something
  • dupuytrens.
  • dura - the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges
  • durable - existing for a long time
  • dural - of or relating to the dura mater
  • duration - continuance in time
  • durations.
  • dure.
  • during.
  • dusk - the time of day immediately following sunset
  • duskiness - a swarthy complexion
  • dusky - lighted by or as if by twilight
  • dust - fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
  • dusting.
  • dusts.
  • dutch - of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture
  • duties.
  • dutton.
  • duttoni.
  • duty - work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
  • dvt.
  • dw.
  • dwarf - a person who is markedly small
  • dwarfing.
  • dwarfism - a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature
  • dwelling - housing that someone is living in
  • dwellings.
  • dy - a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; forms compounds that are highly magnetic
  • dydrogesterone.
  • dye - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
  • dyes.
  • dyestuffs.
  • dying - in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be
  • dynamic - characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
  • dynamometer - measuring instrument designed to measure power
  • dysa.
  • dysaesthesia.
  • dysarthria - impaired articulatory ability resulting from defects in the peripheral motor nerves or in the speech musculature
  • dyscalculia - impaired ability to learn grade-appropriate mathematics
  • dyschezia - difficulty in defecating (usually as a consequence of long continued voluntary suppression of the urge to defecate)
  • dyscrasias.
  • dysdiadochokinesia.
  • dysenteriae.
  • dysentery - an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
  • dysfunction - (medicine) any disturbance in the function of an organ or body part
  • dysfunctional - (of a trait or condition) failing to serve an adjustive purpose
  • dysgraphia - impaired ability to learn to write
  • dysidrosis.
  • dysjunction.
  • dyskinesia - abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements
  • dyslexia - impaired ability to learn to read
  • dysmennorrhoea.
  • dysmenorrhoea.
  • dyspareunia.
  • dyspepsia - a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
  • dysphagia - condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful
  • dysphasia - an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
  • dysphonia - speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
  • dysplasia - abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
  • dyspnoea - difficult or labored respiration
  • dyspraxia.
  • dysrhythmia.
  • dystocia.
  • dystonia.
  • dystonias.
  • dystonic.
  • dystrophia.
  • dystrophies.
  • dystrophy - any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition
  • dysuria - painful or difficult urination

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  • ea - the Babylonian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki; as one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel he was assigned control of the watery element
  • each - (used of count nouns) every one considered individually
  • ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
  • earache - an ache localized in the middle or inner ear
  • eardrum - the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
  • earlier - (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
  • earliest - (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
  • early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
  • earlyonset.
  • earned - gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action
  • earphone - electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear
  • earpiece - electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear
  • ears.
  • earth - the abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell)
  • earthquake - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
  • earths.
  • earthworm - terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
  • ease - freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
  • eased - (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
  • eases.
  • easier.
  • easiest.
  • easily - without question
  • easing - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
  • east - situated in or facing or moving toward the east
  • eastern - lying toward or situated in the east
  • easy - obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally
  • eat - eat a meal; take a meal
  • eaten.
  • eating - the act of consuming food
  • ebola - a severe and often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) caused by the Ebola virus; characterized by high fever and severe internal bleeding; can be spread from person to person; is largely limited to Africa
  • eburnation - a change that occurs in degenerative joint disease in which bone is converted into a dense smooth substance resembling ivory
  • ec - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
  • eccentric - not having a common center; not concentric
  • eccentricities.
  • ecchymosis - the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin
  • eccrine - (of exocrine glands) producing a clear aqueous secretion without releasing part of the secreting cell; important in regulating body temperature
  • ecg - a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  • echinococcus - tapeworms whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals
  • echo - the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped
  • echocardiography - a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study to structure and motions of the heart
  • echolalia - (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
  • echoviruses.
  • eclampsia - a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
  • eclamptic.
  • ecological - of or relating to the science of ecology
  • econazole.
  • economic - using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
  • economically - with respect to economic science
  • economics - the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
  • economies.
  • economists.
  • economy - an act of economizing; reduction in cost
  • ecosystems.
  • ecstasy - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
  • ecstatic - feeling great rapture or delight
  • ect - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
  • ectasia - dilatation or distension of a hollow organ
  • ecthyma.
  • ectoderm - the outer germ layer that develops into skin and nervous tissue
  • ectoecto.
  • ectomorphs.
  • ectopic - exhibiting ectopia
  • ectopy.
  • ectromelia.
  • ectropion.
  • eczema - generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
  • eczematous.
  • ed - impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
  • edauk.
  • eddies.
  • edelis.
  • edentulous - having lost teeth
  • edetate.
  • edfosceril.
  • edgbaston.
  • edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
  • edges.
  • edgeware.
  • edible - suitable for use as food
  • edinburgh - the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
  • edited - improved or corrected by critical editing
  • editing - putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
  • edition - the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
  • editions.
  • editor - a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)
  • editors.
  • edta.
  • edu.
  • educated - possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
  • educating.
  • education - the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
  • educational - providing knowledge
  • educationalists.
  • educationally - in an educational manner
  • edward - son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376)
  • edwin - king of Northumbria who was converted to Christianity (585-633)
  • ee - the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication
  • eec - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
  • eeg - a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph
  • efas.
  • efavirenz.
  • effect - (of a law) having legal validity
  • effected - settled securely and unconditionally
  • effective - existing in fact; not theoretical; real
  • effectively - in actuality or reality or fact
  • effectiveness - power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
  • effects - property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business
  • efferent - of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS
  • efferentia.
  • efficacy - capacity or power to produce a desired effect
  • efficiency - skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
  • efficient - being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
  • efficiently - in an efficient manner
  • effluent - that is flowing outward
  • effort - use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  • efforts.
  • effused.
  • effusion - flow under pressure
  • effusions.
  • eflornithine.
  • egas.
  • egg - animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
  • eggcup - dishware consisting of a small cup for serving a boiled egg
  • eggs - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
  • eggshaped.
  • eggyolk.
  • ego - (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
  • egotistic - characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
  • egypt - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
  • egyptian - of or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its people or their language
  • eh.
  • ehrlich - German bacteriologist who found a `magic bullet' to cure syphilis and was a pioneer in the study of immunology (1854-1915)
  • eight - being one more than seven
  • eighteenth - coming next after the seventeenth in position
  • eighth - coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position
  • eighty - being ten more than seventy
  • eire - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
  • eisbn.
  • eisenmenger.
  • either - after a negative statement used as an intensive meaning something like `likewise' or `also'
  • ej.
  • ejaculate - the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
  • ejaculated.
  • ejaculates.
  • ejaculation - an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
  • ejaculations.
  • ejaculatory.
  • ejected.
  • el - a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
  • elaborate - marked by complexity and richness of detail
  • elaborating.
  • elapse - pass by
  • elapsed - (of time) having passed or slipped by
  • elapses.
  • elapsing.
  • elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy
  • elasticity - the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
  • elastics.
  • elasticum.
  • elastin - a fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries
  • elated - exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
  • elation - a feeling of joy and pride
  • elbow - the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
  • elbows.
  • elderly - advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
  • elected - subject to popular election
  • elective - subject to popular election
  • electric - affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
  • electrical - relating to or concerned with electricity
  • electrically - by electricity
  • electricians.
  • electricity - keen and shared excitement
  • electro.
  • electrocardiogram - a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  • electrocardiograph - medical instrument that records electric currents associated with contractions of the heart
  • electrocardiography - diagnostic procedure consisting of recording the activity of the heart electronically with a cardiograph (and producing a cardiogram)
  • electrocautery - application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
  • electrochemical - of or involving electrochemistry
  • electrochemically.
  • electrocoagulation.
  • electrocochleography.
  • electroconvulsive.
  • electrocuted.
  • electrocution - killing by electric shock
  • electrode - a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
  • electrodes.
  • electroencephalogram - a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph
  • electroencephalograms.
  • electroencephalography.
  • electrohydraulic.
  • electrolysers.
  • electrolysis - removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root
  • electrolyte - a solution that conducts electricity
  • electrolytes.
  • electromagnetic - pertaining to or exhibiting magnetism produced by electric charge in motion
  • electromyography - diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders with the use of an electromyograph
  • electron - an elementary particle with negative charge
  • electronic - of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
  • electronically - by electronic means
  • electrons.
  • electrophoresis - the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode
  • electroretinogram - a graphical recording of the electrical activity of the retina that results when light is flashed into the eye
  • electrostimulation.
  • element - the most favorable environment for a plant or animal
  • elemental - relating to or being an element
  • elements - violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)
  • elephant - five-toed pachyderm
  • elephantiasis - hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
  • elephants.
  • elevated - raised above the ground
  • elevating.
  • elevation - drawing of an exterior of a structure
  • elevator - lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
  • eleven - being one more than ten
  • elias.
  • elicit - derive by reason
  • elicited - called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation
  • elicits.
  • eligibility - the quality or state of being eligible
  • eligible - qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
  • eliminate - kill in large numbers
  • eliminated.
  • eliminates.
  • eliminating.
  • elimination - the murder of a competitor
  • elisa - an assay that relies on an enzymatic conversion reaction and is used to detect the presence of specific substances (such as enzymes or viruses or antibodies or bacteria)
  • elixir - a substance believed to cure all ills
  • ellersly.
  • ellipse - a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
  • elliptical - characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
  • ellison - United States novelist who wrote about a young Black man and his struggles in American society (1914-1994)
  • elms.
  • elmtree.
  • elongated - drawn out or made longer spatially
  • else - other than what is under consideration or implied
  • elsewhere - in or to another place
  • elucidation - an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
  • elusive - skillful at eluding capture
  • emaciated - very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • emaciating.
  • emaciation - extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
  • email - (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that is generated at the recipient's terminal when he logs in
  • emanate - proceed or issue forth, as from a source
  • emanating.
  • embalming.
  • embankment - a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
  • embarassing.
  • embarassment.
  • embarking.
  • embarrasses.
  • embarrassment - some event that causes someone to be embarrassed
  • embedded - inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole
  • embodied - expressed by
  • embodies.
  • embodying.
  • embolectomy - surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)
  • emboli.
  • embolisation.
  • embolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
  • embolus - an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
  • embonate.
  • embrace - a close affectionate and protective acceptance
  • embraces.
  • embrocations.
  • embryo - an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
  • embryological.
  • embryologically.
  • embryology - the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms
  • embryonic - in an early stage of development
  • embryos.
  • emerge - come out into view, as from concealment
  • emerged.
  • emergence - the act of emerging
  • emergencies.
  • emergency - a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
  • emerges.
  • emerging - coming to maturity
  • emesis - the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • emetic - a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
  • emetics.
  • emetine.
  • emg - a graphical record of electric currents associated with muscle contractions
  • eminence - high status importance owing to marked superiority
  • emission - the act of emitting; causing to flow forth
  • emissions.
  • emit - expel (gases or odors)
  • emits.
  • emitted.
  • emitters.
  • emitting - giving off light or heat or radiation
  • emla.
  • emmetropia - (ophthalmology) the normal refractive condition of the eye in which there is clear focus of light on the retina
  • emollient - having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
  • emollients.
  • emotion - any strong feeling
  • emotional - of more than usual emotion
  • emotionally - with regard to emotions
  • emotions.
  • emotive - characterized by emotion
  • empathy - understanding and entering into another's feelings
  • emphasis - special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.
  • emphasised - spoken with emphasis
  • emphasises.
  • emphasising.
  • emphysema - an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
  • empirical - derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
  • employ - the state of being employed or having a job
  • employed - having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary
  • employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
  • employees.
  • employer - a person or firm that employs workers
  • employers.
  • employing.
  • employment - the occupation for which you are paid
  • employs.
  • empowering.
  • empowerment - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  • emptied.
  • empties.
  • empty - holding or containing nothing
  • emptying - the act of removing the contents of something
  • empyema - a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
  • emulsification.
  • emulsion - a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin
  • emulsions.
  • emulson.
  • en - half the width of an em
  • enable - render capable or able for some task
  • enabled.
  • enables.
  • enabling - providing legal power or sanction
  • enacted.
  • enalapril - an ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks
  • enamel - any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze
  • enantate.
  • encapsulated.
  • encased - covered or protected with or as if with a case
  • encephalin.
  • encephalins.
  • encephalitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
  • encephaloid.
  • encephalomyelitis - inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
  • encephalopathies.
  • encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
  • enchancing.
  • enchondroma - benign slow-growing tumor of cartilaginous cells at the ends of tubular bones (especially in the hands and feet)
  • encircling - being all around the edges; enclosing
  • enclose - surround completely
  • enclosed - closed in or surrounded or included within
  • encloses.
  • enclosing - the act of enclosing something inside something else
  • encode - convert ordinary language into code
  • encoded.
  • encodes.
  • encoding - the activity of converting from plain text into code
  • encompass - include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
  • encompassed.
  • encompasses.
  • encompassing - closely encircling
  • encounter - a casual meeting with a person of thing
  • encountered.
  • encourage - spur on
  • encouraged - inspired with confidence
  • encouragement - the expression of approval and support
  • encourages.
  • encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope
  • encroach - advance beyond the usual limit
  • encryption - the activity of converting from plain text into code
  • encysted - enclosed in (or as if in) a cyst
  • end - a position on the line of scrimmage
  • endanger - pose a threat to; present a danger to
  • endangering.
  • endangers.
  • endarterectomy - surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis
  • endarteritis - inflammation of the inner lining of an artery
  • endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  • ended - having come or been brought to a conclusion
  • endemic - native to or confined to a certain region
  • ending - the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
  • endings.
  • endo.
  • endocardial.
  • endocarditis - inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
  • endocardium - the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the heart valves
  • endochondral.
  • endocrin.
  • endocrine - of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions
  • endocrinological.
  • endocrinology - the branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions
  • endoderm - the inner germ layer that develops into the lining of the digestive and respiratory systems
  • endof.
  • endogenous - derived or originating internally
  • endolymph - the bodily fluid that fills the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
  • endometrial - of or relating to the endometrium
  • endometriosis - the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
  • endometritis - inflammation of the lining of the uterus (of the endometrium)
  • endometrium - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
  • endomorphs.
  • endoneurium - delicate connective tissue around individual nerve fibers in nerve
  • endonuclease - a nuclease that cleaves nucleic acids at interior bonds and so produces fragments of various sizes
  • endoplasm - the inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell
  • endoprefix.
  • endorphin - a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties
  • endorphins.
  • endorsed - formally supported especially by public statement
  • endoscope - a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
  • endoscopes.
  • endoscopic - of or relating to endoscopy
  • endoscopically.
  • endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
  • endoskeleton - the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)
  • endothelial - of or relating to or located in the endothelium
  • endothelium - an epithelium of mesoblastic origin; a thin layer of flattened cells that lines the inside of some body cavities
  • endotoxin - a toxin that is confined inside the microorganisms and is released only when the microorganisms are broken down or die
  • endotoxins.
  • endotracheal.
  • endplates.
  • ends.
  • endstage.
  • endurance - the power to withstand hardship or stress
  • endure - put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • enduring - patiently enduring continual wrongs or trouble
  • enema - injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
  • enemas.
  • enemies.
  • energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy
  • energies.
  • energy - an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
  • enervates.
  • enervating - causing debilitation
  • enfeeblement - serious weakening and loss of energy
  • enflurane - a nonflammable liquid (trade name Ethrane) used as an inhalation general anesthetic
  • enforcement - the act of enforcing; insuring observance of or obedience to
  • enforcing.
  • eng.
  • engage - get caught
  • engaged - having ones attention or mind or energy engaged
  • engagement - employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
  • engaging - attracting or delighting
  • engine - motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
  • engineer - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
  • engineered.
  • engineering - a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
  • engineers.
  • england - a division of the United Kingdom
  • english - of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people
  • englishspeaking.
  • engorged - overfull as with blood
  • engorgement - eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation
  • engorges.
  • engrafted.
  • engulfed - completely enclosed or swallowed up
  • engulfing.
  • engulfment.
  • enhance - increase
  • enhanced - increased or intensified in value or beauty or quality
  • enhances.
  • enhancing.
  • enjoy - have benefit from
  • enjoyable - affording satisfaction or pleasure
  • enjoyed.
  • enjoying.
  • enjoyment - act of receiving pleasure from something
  • enjoys.
  • enkephalins.
  • enlarge - make larger
  • enlarged - expanded in scope
  • enlargement - a photographic print that has been enlarged
  • enlarges.
  • enlarging.
  • enmeshed - caught as if in a mesh
  • enoch.
  • enophthalmos.
  • enormous - extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree
  • enormously - extremely
  • enough - enough to meet a purpose
  • enq.
  • enquire - have a wish or desire to know something
  • enquiries.
  • enquiring.
  • enquiry - a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
  • enquirydesk.
  • enriched.
  • enshrined.
  • ensue - issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
  • ensued.
  • ensues.
  • ensuing - following immediately and as a result of what went before
  • ensure - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  • ensured.
  • ensures.
  • ensuring.
  • ent.
  • entailing.
  • entails.
  • entamoeba.
  • entangled - twisted together in a tangled mass
  • enter - become a participant; be involved in
  • enteral - of or relating to or inside the intestines
  • enteralgia.
  • entered.
  • enteric - of or relating to the enteron
  • entering - the act of entering
  • enteritidis.
  • enteritis - inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine); usually characterized by diarrhea
  • entero.
  • enterobacter.
  • enterobacteriacae.
  • enterobiasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis; occurs especially in children
  • enterobius - pinworms
  • enterocele.
  • enteroclysis.
  • enterococcus.
  • enterocolitica.
  • enterogastrone.
  • enterokinase - enzyme in the intestinal juice that converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin
  • enteropathica.
  • enteropathy - a disease of the intestinal tract
  • enteropeptidase.
  • enteroptosis - an abnormally downward position of the intestines in the abdominal cavity
  • enterostomy - surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
  • enterotoxin - a cytotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa
  • enterovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
  • enteroviruses.
  • enterprise - a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
  • enters.
  • entheses.
  • enthesis.
  • enthusiasm - a lively interest
  • enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest
  • entire - constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
  • entirely - without any others being included or involved
  • entities.
  • entitled - qualified for by right according to law
  • entitlement - right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits)
  • entitles.
  • entity - that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)
  • entonox.
  • entrance - the act of entering
  • entrapment - a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
  • entrenched - established firmly and securely
  • entries.
  • entropion.
  • entry - an item inserted in a written record
  • enumerated.
  • enunciated.
  • enunciation - the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience
  • enuresis - inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
  • envelop - enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
  • envelope - any wrapper or covering
  • enveloped - completely enclosed or swallowed up
  • enveloping - surrounding and closing in on or hemming in
  • envelops.
  • envenomation.
  • environment - the area in which something exists or lives
  • environmental - concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment
  • environmentally - for the environment
  • environments.
  • enzymatic - of or relating to or produced by an enzyme
  • enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
  • enzymelinked.
  • enzymes.
  • enzymic.
  • eog.
  • eosin - a red fluorescent dye resulting from the action of bromine on fluorescein; used in cosmetics and as a biological stain for studying cell structures
  • eosinophil - a leukocyte readily stained with eosin
  • eosinophilia - a symptom of allergic states; increased eosinophils in the blood
  • eosinophils.
  • ep.
  • ependymal.
  • ephedra - jointed and nearly leafless desert shrub having reduced scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds
  • ephedrine - white odorless powdered or crystalline alkaloid from plants of the genus Ephedra (especially Ephedra sinica) or made synthetically; used as a bronchodilator to treat bronchitis and asthma
  • ephelides.
  • ephelis.
  • ephiphyseal.
  • epia.
  • epicanthic.
  • epicanthus - a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; normal for Mongolian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome
  • epicardial.
  • epicardium - the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
  • epicondyle - a projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments
  • epicondyles.
  • epicondylitis - painful inflammation of the muscles and soft tissues around an epicondyle
  • epicranium - the muscle and aponeurosis and skin covering the cranium
  • epicritical.
  • epidemic - (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously
  • epidemics.
  • epidemiological - of or relating to epidemiology
  • epidemiologist - a medical scientist who studies the transmission and control of epidemic diseases
  • epidemiologists.
  • epidemiology - the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
  • epidermal - of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula
  • epidermis - the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
  • epidermodermal.
  • epidermoid.
  • epidermophyton.
  • epididymis - a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
  • epididymitis - painful inflammation of the epididymis
  • epididymo.
  • epidural - on or outside the dura mater
  • epidydimis.
  • epigastric - lying on or over the stomach
  • epigastrium - the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)
  • epigenetic.
  • epigenetics.
  • epiglottis - a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
  • epiglottitis - inflammation of the epiglottis; characterized by fever and a severe sore throat and difficulty in swallowing
  • epignathus.
  • epilation - loss of hair; the result of removing hair
  • epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
  • epilepsyscotland.
  • epileptic - of or relating to or characteristic of epilepsy
  • epileptics.
  • epilepticus.
  • epiloia.
  • epimysium.
  • epinephrine - a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
  • epineurium.
  • epipen.
  • epiphora - repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
  • epiphyseal - relating to the epiphysis of a bone
  • epiphyses.
  • epiphysis - the end of a long bone; initially separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage that eventually ossifies so the parts become fused
  • epiphysitis.
  • epiploic.
  • epirubicin.
  • episclera.
  • episcleritis - inflammation of the sclera of the eye
  • episiotomies.
  • episiotomy - surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth
  • episode - a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
  • episodes.
  • episodic - limited in duration to a single episode
  • epispadias - a congenital abnormality in males in which the urethra is on the upper surface of the penis
  • epistasis - the suppression of a gene by the effect of an unrelated gene
  • epistaxis - bleeding from the nose
  • epithelia.
  • epithelial - of or belonging to the epithelium
  • epithelioma - a malignant tumor of the epithelial tissue
  • epithelium - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
  • epithet - descriptive word or phrase
  • epizo.
  • epochs.
  • eponym - the name derived from a person (real or imaginary)
  • eponyms.
  • epoxy - a thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates
  • epsom.
  • epstein - British sculptor (born in the United States) noted for busts and large controversial works (1880-1959)
  • eptifibitide.
  • epulis.
  • eq - the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen
  • equal - well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
  • equally - to the same degree (often followed by `as')
  • equals.
  • equate - be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
  • equilibration - stabilization by bringing into equilibrium
  • equilibrium - a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
  • equina.
  • equine - of or belonging to the family Equidae
  • equinovarus.
  • equinus.
  • equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
  • equipped - carrying weapons
  • equity - the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
  • equivalent - being essentially equal to something
  • equivocal - uncertain as a sign or indication
  • er - a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment
  • era - a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
  • eradicate - kill in large numbers
  • eradicated.
  • eradication - the complete destruction of every trace of something
  • erbs.
  • ercp.
  • erect - upright in position or posture
  • erectile - filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
  • erection - a structure that has been erected
  • erections.
  • erga.
  • ergocalciferol - a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • ergocaliciferol.
  • ergometrine.
  • ergonomics - the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
  • ergonomists.
  • ergosterol - a plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by ultraviolet radiation
  • ergot - a fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant; source of medicinally important alkaloids and of lysergic acid
  • ergotamine - an alkaloid derived from ergot that is less toxic than ergot; causes constriction of blood vessels and is used to treat migraine
  • ergotism - poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and craming and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs
  • eric.
  • erode - remove soil or rock
  • eroded - worn away as by water or ice or wind
  • eroding - (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
  • erogenous - sensitive to sexual stimulation
  • erosion - (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
  • erosions.
  • erosive - wearing away by friction
  • eroticism - a state of anticipation of sexuality
  • erotogenic.
  • erratic - liable to sudden unpredictable change
  • erroneous - containing or characterized by error
  • error - (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
  • errors.
  • eructation - a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth
  • eructations.
  • erupt - become active and spew forth lava and rocks
  • eruption - the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum
  • eruptions.
  • eruptive - actively spewing out lava; "a geyser is an intermittently eruptive hot spring"
  • erupts.
  • erv.
  • erysipelas - an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
  • erythema - abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
  • erythematosus.
  • erythematous - relating to or characterized by erythema
  • erythrasma.
  • erythroblastosis - a blood disease characterized by the abnormal presence of erythroblasts in the blood
  • erythroblasts.
  • erythrocyte - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
  • erythrocytes.
  • erythroderma - any skin disorder involving abnormal redness
  • erythrodermic.
  • erythrogenic.
  • erythromelalgia.
  • erythromycin - an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram-positive bacteria and some Gram-negative
  • erythropoeisis.
  • erythropoietin - a glycoprotein secreted by the kidneys that stimulates the production of red blood cells
  • erythroxylon - a large genus of South American shrubs and small trees of the family Erythroxylaceae
  • erythroxylum - a large genus of South American shrubs and small trees of the family Erythroxylaceae
  • es - a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
  • escalating.
  • escape - the act of escaping physically
  • escaped - having escaped, especially from confinement
  • escapes.
  • escaping.
  • eschar - a dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin
  • escherichia - a genus of enteric bacteria
  • eserine.
  • esmarchs.
  • esp - apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
  • especial - surpassing what is common or usual or expected
  • especially - to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
  • especialy.
  • esr - microwave spectroscopy in which there is resonant absorption of radiation by a paramagnet
  • essence - any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
  • essential - basic and fundamental
  • essentially - at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature
  • essex - a county in southeastern England on the North Sea and the Thames estuary
  • establish - use as a basis for; found on
  • establishe.
  • established - introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation
  • establishes.
  • establishing.
  • establishment - a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
  • establishments.
  • ester - formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
  • esterified.
  • estimate - a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
  • estimated.
  • estimates.
  • estimating.
  • estimation - a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
  • eswl.
  • etanercept - a genetically engineered anti-TNF compound (trade name Enbrel) consisting of receptors that bind TNF; it is injected twice a week in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • etc.
  • ethacrynic.
  • ethambutol.
  • ethanol - the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline
  • ethens.
  • ether - a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
  • ethereal - characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
  • etherified.
  • ethers.
  • ethical - conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
  • ethically - in an ethical manner; from an ethical point of view; according to ethics
  • ethicists.
  • ethics - the philosophical study of moral values and rules
  • ethicscommittee.
  • ethinyl.
  • ethinylestradiol.
  • ethinyloestradiol.
  • ethionamide.
  • ethiopia - Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
  • ethmoid - one of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity
  • ethmoidal.
  • ethnic - not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam
  • ethos - (anthropology) the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era
  • ethosuximide - an anticonvulsant drug (trade names Emeside and Zarontin) used to treat petit mal epilepsy
  • ethyl - the univalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5 derived from ethane by the removal of one hydrogen atom
  • ethylalcohol.
  • ethylene - a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
  • ethylenediamine.
  • ethyloestrenol.
  • etidronate.
  • etiology - the philosophical study of causation
  • etomidate.
  • ets.
  • eu - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
  • eua.
  • eucalyptus - a tree of the genus Eucalyptus
  • eugenics - the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)
  • eukaryote - an organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria; i.e. an organism with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei in its cells
  • eukaryotes.
  • eukaryotic - having cells with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei
  • eunuch - a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
  • eunuchoidism - the state of being a eunuch (either because of lacking testicles or because they failed to develop)
  • euphoria - a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
  • euphoriants.
  • eurax.
  • europe - the nations of the European continent collectively
  • european - of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe
  • europeans.
  • europes.
  • eustachian.
  • euston.
  • eutectic - a mixture of substances having a minimum melting point
  • euthanasia - the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
  • euthyroid.
  • evacuant - strongly laxative
  • evacuate - excrete or discharge from the body
  • evacuated - emptied by being pumped out or having a vacuum created
  • evacuates.
  • evacuating.
  • evacuation - the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
  • evacuations.
  • evacuator.
  • evade - use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid
  • evading.
  • evaluate - form a critical opinion of
  • evaluated.
  • evaluates.
  • evaluating.
  • evaluation - act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
  • evaporated - drawn off in the form of vapor
  • evaporates.
  • evaporating.
  • evaporation - the process of extracting moisture
  • even - equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced
  • evening - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
  • evenly - in a level and regular way
  • event - something that happens at a given place and time
  • events.
  • eventual - expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating
  • eventually - within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time
  • ever - at any time
  • everted.
  • every - (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception
  • everybody.
  • everyday - commonplace and ordinary
  • everyone.
  • everything.
  • everywhere - to or in any or all places
  • evidence - your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
  • evidenced - supported by evidence
  • evident - capable of being seen or noticed
  • evil - tending to cause great harm
  • evisceration - altering something (as a legislative act or a statement) in such a manner as to reduce its value
  • evoke - call to mind
  • evoked - called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation
  • evolution - (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
  • evolutionary - of or relating to or produced by evolution
  • evolve - undergo development or evolution
  • evolved.
  • evolving.
  • ew - military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine or exploit or reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • ewing.
  • ewings.
  • ex - out of fashion
  • exacerbated.
  • exacerbates.
  • exacerbating - making worse
  • exacerbations.
  • exact - marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
  • exactly - indicating exactness or preciseness
  • exaggerate - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  • exaggerated - enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
  • exaggerates.
  • exam - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
  • examination - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
  • examinations.
  • examine - question closely
  • examined.
  • examiner - an investigator who observes carefully
  • examiners.
  • examining.
  • example - an item of information that is representative of a type
  • examples.
  • exams.
  • exanthem - eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease
  • exanthemata.
  • exanthematic.
  • excavatum.
  • exceed - go beyond
  • exceeded.
  • exceedingly - to an extreme degree or extent
  • exceeds.
  • excellence - the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
  • excellent - of the highest quality
  • except - prevent from being included or considered or accepted
  • exception - a deliberate act of omission
  • exceptional - deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence
  • exceptionally - to an exceptional degree
  • exceptions.
  • excess - more than is needed, desired, or required
  • excesses.
  • excessive - beyond normal limits
  • excessively - to an excessive degree
  • exchange - (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value
  • exchanged - changed for (replaced by) something different
  • exchanger - one whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country
  • exchanges.
  • exchanging.
  • excimer.
  • excipient.
  • excise - a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
  • excised.
  • excises.
  • excising.
  • excision - the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
  • excitability - being easily excited
  • excitable - easily excited
  • excitation - something that agitates and arouses
  • excitatory - (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
  • excited - in an aroused state
  • excitement - the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
  • exciting - creating or arousing excitement
  • exclude - prevent from being included or considered or accepted
  • excluded.
  • excluding.
  • exclusion - the state of being excluded
  • exclusively - without any others being included or involved
  • excoriated.
  • excoriation - severe censure
  • excoriations.
  • excrescence - (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
  • excrescences.
  • excreta - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
  • excrete - eliminate from the body
  • excreted.
  • excretes.
  • excreting - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  • excretion - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  • excretions.
  • excretory - of or relating to the process of excretion
  • excruciatingly - in a very painful manner
  • exec - the chief executive department of the United States government
  • execute - sign in the presence of witnesses
  • executive - having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.
  • executives.
  • exemplified.
  • exempt - (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject
  • exemption - an act exempting someone
  • exercise - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
  • exercised.
  • exercises.
  • exercising - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
  • exert - put to use
  • exerted.
  • exerting.
  • exertion - use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  • exerts.
  • exeter.
  • exfoliate - grow by producing or unfolding leaves
  • exfoliation - the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin
  • exfoliative.
  • exhalation - the act of expelling air from the lungs
  • exhaled.
  • exhales.
  • exhaust - system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
  • exhausted - completely emptied of resources or properties
  • exhausting - producing exhaustion
  • exhaustion - the act of exhausting something entirely
  • exhaustive - very thorough; exhaustively complete
  • exhibit - an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence
  • exhibiting.
  • exhibitionism - the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals
  • exist - have an existence, be extant
  • existant.
  • existence - everything that exists anywhere
  • existent - having existence or being or actuality
  • existing - presently existing
  • exists.
  • exit - the act of going out
  • exits.
  • exo.
  • exocrine - of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
  • exoerythrocytic.
  • exogenous - derived or originating externally
  • exomphalos - an umbilical hernia at birth in which some abdominal organs push into the umbilical cord
  • exophanterior.
  • exophthalmometer.
  • exophthalmos - protrusion of the eyeball from the socket
  • exopththalmic.
  • exoskeleton - the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs
  • exostosis - a benign outgrowth from a bone (usually covered with cartilage)
  • exotic - strikingly strange or unusual
  • exotoxin - a toxin that is secreted by microorganisms into the surrounding medium
  • exotoxins.
  • expand - become larger in size or volume or quantity
  • expanded - increased in extent or size or bulk or scope
  • expander.
  • expanders.
  • expanding.
  • expands.
  • expanses.
  • expansile - (of gases) capable of expansion
  • expansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
  • expect - look forward to the birth of a child
  • expectancy - something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
  • expectant - in an advanced stage of pregnancy
  • expectation - belief about (or mental picture of) the future
  • expectations.
  • expected - considered likely or probable to happen or arrive
  • expecting.
  • expectorant - a medicine promoting expectoration
  • expectorants.
  • expectorated.
  • expectoration - the process of coughing up and spitting out
  • expedited - having been hastened to completion
  • expeditions.
  • expel - put out or expel from a place
  • expelled.
  • expelling - any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
  • expels.
  • expended - having all been spent
  • expenditure - the act of consuming something
  • expense - a detriment or sacrifice
  • expensive - high in price or charging high prices
  • experience - the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
  • experienced - having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation
  • experiences.
  • experiencing.
  • experimental - relying on observation or experiment
  • experimentally - in an experimental fashion
  • experimented.
  • experimenting.
  • experiments.
  • expert - having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  • expertise - skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
  • expertly - in an expert manner
  • experts.
  • expiration - the act of expelling air from the lungs
  • expirations.
  • expiratory - of or relating to the breathing out phase of respiration
  • expired - having come to an end or become void after passage of a period of time
  • explain - make plain and comprehensible
  • explained.
  • explaining.
  • explains.
  • explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
  • explanations.
  • explanatory - serving or intended to explain or make clear
  • explicit - precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication
  • exploitation - an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
  • exploration - to travel for the purpose of discovery
  • explorative - serving in or intended for exploration or discovery
  • exploratory - serving in or intended for exploration or discovery
  • explore - examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes
  • explored.
  • explorers.
  • exploring.
  • explosion - the act of exploding or bursting something
  • explosions.
  • explosive - serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst
  • export - commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
  • exporting - the commercial activity of selling and shipping goods to a foreign country
  • expose - the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
  • exposed - not covered with clothing
  • exposes.
  • exposure - the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
  • exposures.
  • expounded.
  • express - not tacit or implied
  • expressed - communicated in words
  • expresses.
  • expressing.
  • expression - the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing
  • expressionless - deliberately impassive in manner
  • expressive - characterized by expression
  • exprofessional.
  • expulsion - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
  • expulsive.
  • exquisitely - in a delicate manner
  • exsanguinate.
  • extend - increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
  • extended - beyond the literal or primary sense
  • extending.
  • extends.
  • extension - act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
  • extensions.
  • extensive - large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
  • extensively - in a widespread way
  • extensor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
  • extensors.
  • extent - the distance or area or volume over which something extends
  • exterior - situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building
  • exteriorisation - embodying in an outward form
  • externa.
  • external - happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
  • externally - on or from the outside
  • extinction - the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning
  • extinguished - of a conditioned response; caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement
  • extirpation - the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
  • extra - further or added
  • extraabdominal.
  • extracapsular.
  • extracellular - located or occurring outside a cell or cells
  • extracorporeal.
  • extracranial.
  • extract - a passage selected from a larger work
  • extracted.
  • extracting.
  • extraction - the act of pulling out (as a tooth)
  • extractions.
  • extractor - an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
  • extracts.
  • extradural - on or outside the dura mater
  • extraextra.
  • extrahepatic.
  • extramarital - characterized by adultery
  • extraneous - not essential
  • extraordinary - (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials
  • extrapyramidal.
  • extrasensory - seemingly outside normal sensory channels
  • extrasystole - a premature systole resulting in a momentary cardiac arrhythmia
  • extrasystoles.
  • extrauterine.
  • extravasate - geology: cause molten material, such as lava, to pour forth
  • extravasation - the process of exuding or passing out of a vessel into surrounding tissues; said of blood or lymph or urine
  • extravascular.
  • extreme - most distant in any direction
  • extremely - to an extreme degree
  • extremes.
  • extremities.
  • extremity - an external body part that projects from the body
  • extrinsic - not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
  • extrovert - being concerned with the social and physical environment
  • extrusion - squeezing out by applying pressure
  • exudate - a substance that oozes out from plant pores
  • exudation - the process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes
  • exudations.
  • exude - release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
  • exuded.
  • exudes.
  • eye - a small hole or loop (as in a needle)
  • eyeball - the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
  • eyeballs.
  • eyebath - a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye; use to apply medicated or cleansing solution to the eyeball
  • eyebrow - the arch of hair above each eye
  • eyebrows.
  • eyedrops.
  • eyelashes.
  • eyelid - either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
  • eyelids.
  • eyepiece - combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
  • eyes - opinion or judgment
  • eyesight - normal use of the faculty of vision
  • eyestrain - a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem

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  • fa - the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization
  • fabric - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  • fabricated - formed or conceived by the imagination
  • fabrication - the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
  • fabrics.
  • face - a vertical surface of a building or cliff
  • faced - having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
  • faces.
  • facet - a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)
  • facets.
  • facial - of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object
  • facies.
  • facilitate - make easier
  • facilitated - freed from difficulty or impediment
  • facilitates.
  • facilitation - act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
  • facilities.
  • facility - a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you
  • facing - a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
  • facio.
  • facsimile - duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
  • fact - a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
  • factitious - not produced by natural forces
  • factor - an independent variable in statistics
  • factorial - of or relating to factorials
  • factories.
  • factors.
  • factory - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
  • facts.
  • factures.
  • faculties.
  • faculty - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
  • fade - gradually ceasing to be visible
  • fades.
  • fading - weakening in force or intensity
  • faecal - foul with waste matter; of or relating to feces
  • faecalis.
  • faeces - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
  • faeco.
  • fahrenheit - German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
  • fail - get worse
  • failed - unable to meet financial obligations
  • failing - below acceptable in performance
  • failings.
  • fails.
  • failsafe.
  • failure - an unexpected omission
  • failures.
  • faint - lacking conviction or boldness or courage
  • fainted.
  • fainting.
  • faintly - to a faint degree or weakly perceived
  • faintness - barely audible
  • faints.
  • fair - (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored
  • fairly - without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
  • faith - loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person
  • faithfulness - the quality of being faithful
  • faiths.
  • falciparum.
  • falklands.
  • fall - a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
  • fallen - killed in battle
  • falling - becoming lower or less in degree or value
  • fallopian.
  • fallot - French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)
  • fallots.
  • falls - the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
  • false - (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful
  • falters.
  • famciclovir.
  • fame - the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
  • familial - tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity
  • familiar - having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship
  • familiarisation - the experience of becoming familiar with something
  • familiarity - an act of undue intimacy
  • families.
  • family - primary social group; parents and children
  • familyplanning.
  • familys.
  • famine - a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
  • famines.
  • famotidine - a histamine blocker (trade name Pepcid) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux
  • famous - widely known and esteemed
  • fan - a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • fanciers.
  • fancifully - in a fanciful manner
  • fanning.
  • fans.
  • fansidar.
  • fantasies.
  • far - at a great distance in time or space or degree
  • farius.
  • farm - workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
  • farmer - a person who operates a farm
  • farmers.
  • farming - relating to rural matters
  • farola.
  • farringdon.
  • fascia - a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
  • fascial.
  • fasciculation - muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers
  • fasciculations.
  • fasciculus - a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
  • fasciitis.
  • fascination - the capacity to attract intense interest
  • fasciola - a genus of Fasciolidae
  • fascioliasis - infestation with the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica; liver damage sometimes occurs; related to liver rot
  • fasciotomy.
  • fashion - characteristic or habitual practice
  • fashioned - planned and made or fashioned artistically
  • fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
  • fasted.
  • fastenings.
  • faster - more quickly
  • fastest - most quickly
  • fastflowing.
  • fasting - abstaining from food
  • fasts.
  • fat - a chubby body
  • fatal - controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined
  • fatalities.
  • fatally - with fatal consequences or implications
  • fatcontaining.
  • fate - an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  • father - God when considered as the first person in the Trinity
  • fathers.
  • fatiguability.
  • fatigue - (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something
  • fatigued - drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
  • fatness - excess bodily weight
  • fats.
  • fatter.
  • fatty - containing or composed of fat
  • fattyacid.
  • fauces - the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx
  • fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
  • faults.
  • faulty - characterized by errors
  • fava.
  • favism - anemia resulting from eating fava beans; victims have an inherited blood abnormality and enzyme deficiency
  • favour - an act of gracious kindness
  • favourable - favoring or bringing good luck
  • favourably - showing approval
  • favoured.
  • favours.
  • favus - a contagious fungal infection of the scalp; occurs mainly in Africa and the Middle East
  • fax - duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
  • fco.
  • fear - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  • fearful - experiencing or showing fear
  • fears.
  • feasible - capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
  • feather - turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
  • featherstone.
  • feats.
  • feature - an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles
  • featured - having facial features as specified; usually used in combination
  • features.
  • febrile - of or relating to or characterized by fever
  • february - the month following January and preceding March
  • fed - the central bank of the United States; incorporates 12 Federal Reserve branch banks and all national banks and state charted commercial banks and some trust companies
  • federal - national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units
  • federation - the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs
  • fee - an interest in land capable of being inherited
  • feeble - lacking strength
  • feebler.
  • feed - food for domestic livestock
  • feedback - response to an inquiry or experiment
  • feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
  • feedings.
  • feeds.
  • feel - manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure
  • feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states
  • feelings - emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)
  • feels.
  • fees.
  • feet.
  • feetforlife.
  • feigning - the act of giving a false appearance
  • feigns.
  • felix.
  • fell - (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
  • fellmongers.
  • fellow - an informal form of address for a man
  • fellows.
  • fellowship - money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research
  • fellowships.
  • felspar - any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium
  • felt - a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
  • felted - made by combining fibers with a binder using heat and pressure
  • female - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop
  • females.
  • feminine - associated with women and not with men
  • femininity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
  • feminisation - the process of becoming feminized; the development of female characteristics (loss of facial hair or breast enlargement) in a male because of hormonal disorders or castration
  • femora.
  • femoral - of or relating to or near the femur or thigh
  • femoris - the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee
  • femtogram.
  • femur - the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee
  • fenbufen.
  • fenclofenac.
  • fenestration - surgical procedure that creates a new fenestra to the cochlea in order to restore hearing lost because of osteosclerosis
  • fenfluramine.
  • fenoprofen - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Nalfon) used in the treatment of arthritis and other painful inflammatory disorders
  • fenoterol.
  • feprazone.
  • ferer.
  • ferment - a substance capable of bringing about fermentation
  • fermentable - capable of being fermented
  • fermentation - a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
  • fermented.
  • fermenting - a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
  • ferments.
  • fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
  • ferric - of or relating to or containing iron
  • ferrous - of or relating to or containing iron
  • fertile - capable of reproducing
  • fertilisation - making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
  • fertilisations.
  • fertilise - introduce semen into (a female)
  • fertilised.
  • fertiliser - any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile
  • fertilises.
  • fertility - the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
  • fester - a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus
  • festination - involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease)
  • festival - an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
  • fetal - of or relating to a fetus
  • fetalis.
  • fetishism - sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
  • feto.
  • fetocide.
  • fetol.
  • fetomaternal.
  • fetoscope - a stethoscope placed on the pregnant woman's abdomen to listen for the fetal heartbeat
  • fetoscopy - prenatal diagnosis that allows direct observation of a fetus in the uterus and the withdrawal of fetal blood
  • fetus - an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
  • fetuses.
  • fetuss.
  • fev.
  • fever - intense nervous anticipation
  • feverish - marked by intense agitation or emotion
  • feverishness - a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
  • fevers.
  • few - a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number
  • fewer - (comparative of `few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of
  • ffom.
  • fg.
  • fgm.
  • fh.
  • fi.
  • fibrates.
  • fibre - a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
  • fibreglass - a covering material made of glass fibers in resins
  • fibreoptic - of or relating to fiber optics
  • fibreoptics - the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
  • fibres.
  • fibrillary.
  • fibrillating.
  • fibrillation - act or process of forming fibrils
  • fibrils.
  • fibrin - a white insoluble fibrous protein formed by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen when blood clots; it forms a network that traps red cells and platelets
  • fibrinogen - a protein present in blood plasma; converts to fibrin when blood clots
  • fibrinoid.
  • fibrinolysin - an enzyme that dissolves the fibrin of blood clots
  • fibrinolysis - a normal ongoing process that dissolves fibrin and results in the removal of small blood clots
  • fibrinolytic.
  • fibro.
  • fibroadenoma - benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen
  • fibroadenosis.
  • fibroblast - a cell from which connective tissue develops
  • fibroblasts.
  • fibrocartilage - cartilage that is largely composed of fibers like those in ordinary connective tissue
  • fibrocartilages.
  • fibrocartilaginous - of or relating to fibrocartilage
  • fibrocystic.
  • fibroid - benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus)
  • fibroids.
  • fibroma - nonmalignant tumor of connective tissue
  • fibromyalgia.
  • fibromyoma.
  • fibroplasia.
  • fibrosa.
  • fibrosarcoma.
  • fibrose.
  • fibrosed.
  • fibrosing.
  • fibrosis - development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
  • fibrositis - inflammation of white fibrous tissues (especially muscle sheaths)
  • fibrosus.
  • fibrotic.
  • fibrous - (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
  • fibula - the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
  • fibular.
  • fictional - related to or involving literary fiction
  • field - a particular kind of commercial enterprise
  • fields - United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
  • fifth - coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position
  • fifths.
  • fifty - being ten more than forty
  • fight - a boxing or wrestling match
  • fights.
  • figure - a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
  • figures.
  • filament - a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
  • filamentous - thin in diameter; resembling a thread
  • filaments.
  • filariae.
  • filarial - related to or infested with or transmitting parasitic worms especially filaria
  • filariases.
  • filariasis - a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
  • filaricide.
  • filiform - thin in diameter; resembling a thread
  • fill - a quantity sufficient to satisfy
  • filled - (usually followed by `with' or used as a combining form) generously supplied with
  • filling - the act of filling something
  • fills.
  • film - a thin coating or layer
  • films.
  • filovirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Filoviridae
  • filter - device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  • filterable.
  • filtered.
  • filtering.
  • filters.
  • filtrate - the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter
  • filtrated.
  • filtration - the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter
  • filum - a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
  • fimbriae.
  • fin - organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals
  • final - not to be altered or undone
  • finalised.
  • finally - after a long period of time or an especially long delay
  • finance - the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
  • financial - involving financial matters
  • financing - the act of financing
  • finasteride.
  • find - the act of discovering something
  • finding - the decision of a court on issues of fact or law
  • findings - a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
  • finds.
  • fine - characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment
  • finely - in a delicate manner
  • fineneedle.
  • finer - (comparative of `fine') greater in quality or excellence
  • finest.
  • finger - one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb
  • fingerbreadths.
  • fingernail - the nail at the end of a finger
  • fingernails.
  • fingerprint - biometric identification from a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used as evidence in criminal investigations
  • fingerprinting - the procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identification
  • fingerprints.
  • fingers.
  • fingertip - the end (tip) of a finger
  • fingertips.
  • finish - the act of finishing
  • finished - brought to ruin
  • finland - republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
  • finsbury.
  • fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
  • fires.
  • fireworks.
  • firing - the act of discharging a gun
  • firm - strong and sure
  • firmer.
  • firmly - with resolute determination
  • first - being the gear producing the lowest drive speed
  • firstline.
  • firstly - before anything else
  • fiscal - involving financial matters
  • fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
  • fishes.
  • fishy - not as expected
  • fission - a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
  • fissure - (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes
  • fissured.
  • fissures.
  • fissuring.
  • fist - a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
  • fistula - an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
  • fistulae.
  • fistulas.
  • fit - physically and mentally sound or healthy
  • fitness - the condition of being suitable
  • fits.
  • fitted - being the right size and shape to fit as desired
  • fittest.
  • fitting - being precisely fitting and right
  • fittings.
  • five - being one more than four
  • fix - an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
  • fixate - become fixed (on)
  • fixating.
  • fixation - (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
  • fixative - a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging
  • fixators.
  • fixe.
  • fixed - incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"
  • fixes.
  • fixing - the act of putting something in working order again
  • fixity - the quality of being incapable of mutation
  • fl - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
  • flabby - out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
  • flaccid - drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness
  • flagella.
  • flagellae.
  • flakes.
  • flaking.
  • flaky - made of or easily forming flakes
  • flame - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
  • flames.
  • flammable - easily ignited
  • flammeus.
  • flank - the side between ribs and hipbone
  • flanks.
  • flannel - a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing
  • flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely
  • flapping - the motion made by flapping up and down
  • flaps - a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
  • flare - (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
  • flared - having a gradual increase in width
  • flares.
  • flashbacks.
  • flashes.
  • flashing - emitting light in sudden short or intermittent bursts
  • flask - bottle that has a narrow neck
  • flat - commercially inactive
  • flats - footwear (shoes or slippers) with no heel (or a very low heel)
  • flattened - having been flattened
  • flattens.
  • flatulence - a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  • flatus - a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
  • flaunting.
  • flavine.
  • flavines.
  • flaviviridae - a family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
  • flavivirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Flaviviridae
  • flavoured.
  • flax - plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem
  • flea - any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
  • fleas.
  • flee - run away quickly
  • fleeces.
  • fleming - a native of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian
  • flesh - the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
  • fleshy - usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
  • flexed.
  • flexes.
  • flexibility - the quality of being adaptable or variable
  • flexible - bending and snapping back readily without breaking
  • flexing.
  • flexion - act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
  • flexneri.
  • flexor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
  • flexors.
  • flexuous - having turns or windings
  • flexural.
  • flexure - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
  • flexures.
  • flicking.
  • flies - (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
  • flight - a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports
  • flights.
  • flint - a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing
  • flipper - the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming
  • floaters.
  • floating - borne up by or suspended in a liquid
  • floats.
  • flooding - overfull with water
  • floor - the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or hallway)
  • floors.
  • floppy - hanging limply
  • flora - a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
  • florid - inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
  • flour - fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain
  • flourish - (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
  • flourishes.
  • flow - the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
  • flower - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  • flowers.
  • flowing - moving smoothly and continuously
  • flows.
  • flu - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
  • flucloxacillin.
  • fluconazole.
  • flucoxacillin.
  • fluctuate - be unstable
  • fluctuates.
  • fluctuation - the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes
  • fluctuations.
  • flucytosine.
  • fludrocortisone.
  • fluency - the quality of being facile in speech and writing
  • fluent - smooth and unconstrained in movement
  • fluffy - like down or as soft as down
  • fluid - subject to change; variable
  • fluidfilled.
  • fluidity - a changeable quality
  • fluidreplacement.
  • fluids.
  • fluke - parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
  • flukes.
  • flunitrazepam.
  • fluocinolone.
  • fluoresce - exhibit or undergo fluorescence
  • fluorescein - a yellow dye that is visible even when highly diluted; used as an absorption indicator when silver nitrate solution is added to sodium chloride in order to precipitate silver chloride (turns pink when no chloride ions are left in solution and negative fluorescein ions are then absorbed)
  • fluorescence - light emitted during absorption of radiation of some other (invisible) wavelength
  • fluorescent - emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source
  • fluoridation - the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)
  • fluoride - a salt of hydrofluoric acid
  • fluorine - a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
  • fluorographic.
  • fluoroscope - an X-ray machine that combines an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen to enable direct observation
  • fluoroscopy - examination of body structures using a fluoroscope
  • fluorouracil - an antimetabolite used to treat certain cancers
  • fluoxetine - a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Prozac)
  • flupenthixol.
  • fluphenazine - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic disorders
  • flupheniramine.
  • flurazepam - tranquilizer (trade name Dalmane) used to treat insomnia
  • flurbiprofen - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Ansaid) that is administered only orally
  • flush - of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane
  • flushed - having the pinkish flush of health
  • flushes.
  • flushing.
  • flutamide.
  • fluticasone.
  • flutter - abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
  • fluttering - the motion made by flapping up and down
  • fluvastatin - least expensive statin drug (trade name Lescol); usually taken orally at bedtime
  • fluvoxamine.
  • flux - in constant change
  • fly - (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
  • flying - done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line
  • fmol.
  • foam - a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
  • focal - having or localized centrally at a focus
  • foci.
  • focus - maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
  • focused - of an optical system (e.g. eye or opera glasses) adjusted to produce a clear image
  • focuses.
  • focusing - the act of bringing into focus
  • foetus - an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
  • fogarty.
  • foil - a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
  • folacin - a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
  • folate - a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
  • fold - the act of folding
  • folded.
  • folding - capable of being folded up and stored
  • folds.
  • folia.
  • foliaceus.
  • folic.
  • folinic.
  • folium - a thin layer or stratum of (especially metamorphic) rock
  • folk - people in general (often used in the plural)
  • follicle - any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
  • follicles.
  • folliclestimulating.
  • follicular - of or relating to or constituting a follicle
  • folliculitis - inflammation of a hair follicle
  • follow - behave in accordance or in agreement with
  • followed.
  • followers - a group of followers or enthusiasts
  • following - about to be mentioned or specified
  • follows.
  • followup - a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
  • fomentation - deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
  • fomites.
  • fondaparinux.
  • fontanellas.
  • fontanelle - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
  • food - any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
  • foods.
  • foodstuffs.
  • foolproof - not liable to failure
  • foot - travel by walking
  • football - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
  • footballers.
  • footcare.
  • footwear - covering for a person's feet
  • for.
  • foramen - a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
  • foramina.
  • forbid - command against
  • forbidden - excluded from use or mention
  • forbids.
  • force - physical energy or intensity
  • forced - made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency
  • forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
  • forcefully - with full force
  • forceps - an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)
  • forces.
  • forcible - impelled by physical force especially against resistance
  • forcibly - in a forcible manner
  • forcing.
  • ford - the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
  • fore - situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
  • forearm - the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
  • forearms.
  • forebrain - the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube
  • forecast - a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
  • forefinger - the finger next to the thumb
  • forefoot - a front foot of a quadruped
  • forefront - the part in the front or nearest the viewer
  • foregoing - especially of writing or speech; going before
  • forehead - the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
  • foreign - relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
  • foreignness - the quality of being alien or not native
  • forensic - of, relating to, or used in courts of law or public debate or argument
  • foreseeable - capable of being anticipated
  • foreskin - a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
  • forest - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
  • foresterhill.
  • forests.
  • forethought - judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
  • forged - reproduced fraudulently
  • forget - be unable to remember
  • forgetful - failing to keep in mind
  • forgetfulness - tendency to forget
  • forgets.
  • forgetting.
  • forgotten - no longer known; irretrievable
  • fork - cutlery used for serving and eating food
  • form - a mold for setting concrete
  • formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
  • formaldehyde - a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol
  • formalin - a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water; used as a disinfectant or to preserve biological specimens
  • formally - in a formal manner
  • formation - the fabrication of something in a particular shape
  • formative - forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning
  • formed - fully developed as by discipline or training
  • former - referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several)
  • formerly - at a previous time
  • formestane.
  • formidable - inspiring fear
  • forming.
  • formoterol.
  • forms.
  • formula - a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
  • formulae.
  • formularies.
  • formulary - of or relating to or of the nature of a formula
  • formulas.
  • formulate - prepare according to a formula
  • formulated - devised; developed according to an orderly plan
  • formulation - the style of expressing yourself
  • fornices.
  • forth - out into view
  • forthcoming - available when required or as promised
  • fortieth - the ordinal number of forty in counting order
  • fortified - having something added to increase the strength
  • fortnight - a period of fourteen consecutive days
  • fortnightly - occurring every two weeks
  • fortunately - by good fortune
  • forty - being ten more than thirty
  • forum - a public facility to meet for open discussion
  • forward - moving toward a position ahead
  • forwards - in a forward direction
  • fossa - largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets
  • fossae.
  • fossil - characteristic of a fossil
  • foster - providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
  • fostering - encouragement; aiding the development of something
  • foul - (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
  • foulsmelling.
  • found - come upon unexpectedly or after searching
  • foundation - lowest support of a structure
  • foundations.
  • founded - having a basis; often used as combining terms
  • four - being one more than three
  • fourfold - four times as great or many
  • fourpart.
  • fourpronged.
  • fourteen - being one more than thirteen
  • fourth - coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude
  • fourthly - in the fourth place
  • fovea - area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute
  • fowleri.
  • fowls.
  • fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
  • foxes.
  • foxglove - any of several plants of the genus Digitalis
  • fp.
  • fpa.
  • fphm.
  • fpm.
  • fr - a radioactive element of the alkali-metal group discovered as a disintegration product of actinium
  • fraction - a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
  • fracture - the act of cracking something
  • fractured.
  • fractures.
  • fradiae.
  • fraenum.
  • fragile - vulnerably delicate
  • fragilis.
  • fragility - lack of physical strength
  • fragment - an incomplete piece
  • fragmentation - the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
  • fragmented - having been divided; having the unity destroyed
  • fragments.
  • frail - physically weak
  • framboesioma.
  • frame - one of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies
  • framework - a structure supporting or containing something
  • frameworks.
  • framing - formulation of the plans and important details
  • framycetin.
  • france - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
  • francisella - a genus of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria that occur as pathogens and parasite in many animals (including humans)
  • frank - clearly manifest; evident
  • frankly - (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
  • fraternal - (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova
  • fraud - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  • fraudulent - intended to deceive
  • frc.
  • frcp.
  • freckles.
  • freckling.
  • free - not literal
  • freedom - the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
  • freeing - the act of liberating someone or something
  • freely - in a free manner
  • freephone.
  • freepost.
  • freeze - fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level
  • freezing - the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
  • freezingpoint.
  • fremitus.
  • french - of or pertaining to France or the people of France
  • frenchman - a person of French nationality
  • frenulum.
  • frenum.
  • frequencies.
  • frequency - the number of observations in a given statistical category
  • frequent - frequently encountered
  • frequently - many times at short intervals
  • fresh - improperly forward or bold
  • freud - Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)
  • freudian - of or relating to Sigmund Freud or his psychoanalytic ideas
  • freuds.
  • friars.
  • friction - effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
  • frictional - pertaining to or worked or produced by friction
  • fridays.
  • fried - cooked by frying in fat
  • friedreichs.
  • friend - a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
  • friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend
  • friends.
  • fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  • frightened - made afraid
  • frightening - causing fear or dread or terror
  • frigidity - sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
  • fringe - edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels
  • fro.
  • frogs.
  • from.
  • front - relating to or located in the front
  • frontal - belonging to the front part
  • frontiers.
  • frontline.
  • frostbite - destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
  • frostf.
  • frostnip.
  • frothing - covered with or resembling small bubbles as from being agitated by beating or heating
  • frothy - relating to or containing gas bubbles
  • frozen - not convertible to cash
  • fructosamine.
  • fructose - a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits
  • fruit - the consequence of some effort or action
  • fruits.
  • frusemide.
  • frustrated - disappointingly unsuccessful
  • frustration - an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
  • fsh - a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm
  • fsid.
  • ft - a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
  • fuchs - British physicist who was born in Germany and fled Nazi persecution; in the 1940s he passed secret information to the USSR about the development of the atom bomb in the United States (1911-1988)
  • fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy
  • fuels.
  • fugax.
  • fugitive - lasting for a markedly brief time
  • fugue - a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
  • fulfil - fill or meet a want or need
  • fulfilling.
  • fulham.
  • full - having the normally expected amount
  • fuller - a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living
  • fullers.
  • fullness - the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing
  • fulltime.
  • fully - to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form)
  • fulminans.
  • fulminant - sudden and severe
  • fulminating.
  • fumes - gases ejected from an engine as waste products
  • fumigation - the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
  • fumigatus.
  • fuming.
  • function - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
  • functional - designed for or capable of a particular function or use
  • functionally - with respect to function
  • functioning - performing or able to perform its regular function
  • functions.
  • fund - a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
  • fundamental - being or involving basic facts or principles
  • funded - furnished with funds
  • funders.
  • fundi.
  • funding - the act of financing
  • funds - assets in the form of money
  • fundus - (anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening
  • fungal - of or relating to fungi
  • fungating.
  • fungi - (pun) the one who buys the drinks
  • fungicidal - capable of destroying fungi
  • fungicides.
  • fungiform.
  • fungoides.
  • fungus - a parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll and leaves and true stems and roots and reproducing by spores
  • funiculitis - inflammation of a funiculus (especially an inflammation of the spermatic cord)
  • funnel - (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
  • funnels.
  • funnybone.
  • fur - dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
  • furazolidone.
  • furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
  • furnish - provide or equip with furniture
  • furnished - provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority)
  • furnishing - the act of decorating a house or room
  • furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
  • furoate.
  • furred - covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs
  • furring - a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue
  • furrow - a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
  • furrows.
  • further - more distant in especially degree
  • furthermore - in addition
  • furthermost - (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order
  • furthest - (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order
  • furtiveness - a disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously
  • furuncle - a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
  • furunculosis - acute skin disease characterized by the presence of many furuncles
  • fuse - any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
  • fused - joined together into a whole
  • fusidic.
  • fusing.
  • fusion - the act of fusing (or melting) together
  • fusobacterium.
  • fuss - an angry disturbance
  • future - coming at a subsequent time or stage
  • futures.

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.N | .O | .P | .Q | .R | .S | .T | .U | .V | .W | .X | .Y | .Z

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  • gaba - an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter
  • gabapentin.
  • gadus - type genus of the Gadidae: the typical codfishes
  • gag - restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  • gain - the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
  • gained.
  • gaining.
  • gains.
  • gait - a person's manner of walking
  • galactocele - a cystic tumor containing milk or a milky substance (especially in the mammary glands)
  • galactorrhea.
  • galactorrhoea.
  • galactosaemia.
  • galactose - a simple sugar found in lactose
  • galapagos - a group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador; known for unusual animal life
  • galbanum - a bitter aromatic gum resin that resembles asafetida
  • galen - Greek anatomist whose theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance (circa 130-200)
  • gall - abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury
  • gallbladder - a muscular sac attached to the liver that secretes bile and stores it until needed for digestion
  • galls.
  • gallstone - a calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts
  • gallstones.
  • gambia - a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
  • gambiense.
  • gambling - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
  • game - willing to face danger
  • gamekeepers.
  • games.
  • gamete - a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
  • gametes.
  • gamgee.
  • gamma - the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • gammaaminobutyric.
  • gammaglobulin.
  • gammexane.
  • gamut - a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"
  • ganciclovir.
  • ganglia.
  • ganglion - an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons
  • ganglionated.
  • ganglionic.
  • gangrene - necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
  • gangrenosum.
  • gangrenous - suffering from tissue death
  • ganz.
  • gap - a narrow opening
  • gaping - with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
  • gaps.
  • garage - an outbuilding (or part of a building) for housing automobiles
  • garamond.
  • garbage - a receptacle where waste can be discarded
  • garden - a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
  • gardeners.
  • gardening - the cultivation of plants
  • gardner - writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
  • gargle - the sound produced while gargling
  • gargles.
  • gargling.
  • gargoylism - hereditary disease (autosomal recessive) consisting of an error is mucopolysaccharide metabolism; characterized by severe abnormalities in development of skeletal cartilage and bone and mental retardation
  • garlic - aromatic bulb used as seasoning
  • garments.
  • garrulousness - the quality of being wordy and talkative
  • garter - a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
  • gas - the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
  • gaseous - existing as or having characteristics of a gas
  • gases.
  • gasometric.
  • gasping - breathing laboriously or convulsively
  • gassed.
  • gastrectomy - surgical removal of all or part of the stomach
  • gastric - relating to or involving the stomach
  • gastrin - polypeptide hormone secreted by the mucous lining of the stomach; induces the secretion of gastric juice
  • gastritis - inflammation of the lining of the stomach; nausea and loss of appetite and discomfort after eating
  • gastro.
  • gastrocnemius - the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot
  • gastroduodenostomy.
  • gastroenteritis - inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by Salmonella enteritidis
  • gastroenterology - the branch of medicine that studies the gastrointestinal tract and its diseases
  • gastroenterostomy - surgical creation of an opening between the stomach wall and the small intestines; performed when the normal opening has been eliminated
  • gastrointestinal - of or relating to the stomach and intestines
  • gastrooesophageal.
  • gastroscope - a type of endoscope for visually examining the stomach
  • gastrostomy - surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)
  • gate - a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • gathered - having accumulated or become more intense
  • gatherer - a person who gathers
  • gathers.
  • gating.
  • gauchers.
  • gauge - a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
  • gauging.
  • gauze - a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
  • gave.
  • gaze - a long fixed look
  • gcp.
  • gdc.
  • geared - equipped with or connected by gears or having gears engaged
  • gel - a colloid in a more solid form than a sol
  • gelatin - a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects
  • gelatine - a colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin
  • gelatinous - thick like gelatin
  • gels.
  • gemeprost.
  • gemfibrozil - medication (trade name Lopid) used to lower the levels of triglyceride in the blood
  • gender - a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness
  • gene - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
  • geneproducing.
  • genera.
  • general - prevailing among and common to the general public
  • generalisation - (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
  • generalised - spread throughout a body or system
  • generalist - a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests
  • generally - without distinction of one from others
  • generate - bring into existence
  • generated.
  • generating.
  • generation - the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
  • generations.
  • generic - applicable to an entire class or group
  • generous - more than adequate
  • genes.
  • genesis - the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
  • genetic - of or relating to the science of genetics
  • genetically - by genetic mechanisms
  • geneticists.
  • genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
  • geneva - gin made in the Netherlands
  • geniculate - bent at a sharp angle
  • genital - of or relating to the external sex organs
  • genitalia - external sex organ
  • genitalis.
  • genitalium.
  • genitals - external sex organ
  • genito.
  • genitourinary - of or related to the genital and urinary organs or their functions
  • genome - the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism
  • genomics - the branch of genetics that studies organisms in terms of their genomes (their full DNA sequences)
  • genotype - the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism
  • gentamicin - an antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete; used in treating infections of the urinary tract
  • gentian - any of various plants of the family Gentianaceae especially the genera Gentiana and Gentianella and Gentianopsis
  • gentle - having or showing a kindly or tender nature
  • gently - in a gradual manner
  • genu - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
  • genuine - not fake or counterfeit
  • genuinely - in accordance with truth or fact or reality
  • genus - a general kind of something
  • geographical - determined by geography
  • geography - study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
  • geometric - characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration
  • george - Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)
  • geriatric - of or relating to or practicing geriatrics
  • geriatrics - the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
  • germ - a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
  • german - of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language
  • germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East German and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
  • germicidal - preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
  • germinated.
  • germinative.
  • germs.
  • gerontology - the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
  • gestaltism.
  • gestaltist.
  • gestation - the conception and development of an idea or plan
  • gestational - of or relating to gestation
  • gestures.
  • get - a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • gets.
  • getting - the act of acquiring something
  • gfr.
  • gh.
  • giant - of great mass; huge and bulky
  • giardia - a suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
  • giardiasis - infection of the intestines with protozoa found in contaminated food and water; characterized by diarrhea and nausea and flatulence and abdominal discomfort
  • gic.
  • gics.
  • giddiness - an impulsive scatterbrained manner
  • giddy - lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
  • gifford.
  • gift - something acquired without compensation
  • gigantism - excessive largeness of stature
  • gilles.
  • gillian.
  • gills.
  • gingiva - the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
  • gingivalis.
  • gingivitis - inflammation of the gums
  • gippy.
  • girdle - a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
  • girdles.
  • girl - a young woman
  • girlfriends.
  • girls.
  • gitis.
  • give - the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
  • given - acknowledged as a supposition
  • gives.
  • giving - given or giving freely
  • gl.
  • glabra.
  • glamorous - having an air of allure, romance and excitement
  • gland - any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
  • glands.
  • glandular - relating to or affecting or functioning as a gland
  • glans - a small rounded structure; especially that at the end of the penis or clitoris
  • glaring - shining intensely
  • glasgow - largest city in Scotland; a port on the Clyde in west central Scotland; one of the great shipbuilding centers of the world
  • glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
  • glasses - optical instrument consisting of a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
  • glasshouse - a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
  • glatiramer.
  • glaucoma - increased pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor; damages the optic disc and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)
  • glaucomatous.
  • glazed - having a shiny surface or coating
  • gleet - a thin morbid discharge as from a wound or especially chronic gonorrhea
  • glenoid.
  • glia - sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system
  • gliadin.
  • glial - of or relating to neuroglia
  • glibenclamide.
  • glibornuride.
  • gliclazide.
  • glides.
  • gliding - the activity of flying a glider
  • gliobastoma.
  • glioma - a tumor of the brain consisting of neuroglia
  • gliomal.
  • gliomas.
  • glipizide.
  • gliquidone.
  • glissons.
  • glistening - reflecting light
  • global - involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
  • globalisation - growth to a global or worldwide scale
  • globally - throughout the world
  • globe - a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
  • globin - a colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin; the oxygen carrying compound in red blood cells
  • globular - having the shape of a sphere or ball
  • globules.
  • globulin - a family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed
  • globulins.
  • globulus.
  • globus.
  • glomerular - of or relating to glomeruli
  • glomeruli.
  • glomerulitis.
  • glomerulonephritis - nephritis marked by inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney; characterized by decreased production of urine and by the presence of blood and protein in the urine and by edema
  • glomerulus - a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation
  • glossary - an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
  • glossina - bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.
  • glossitis - inflammation of the tongue
  • glossopharyngeal - pertaining to the tongue and throat
  • glottis - the vocal apparatus of the larynx; the true vocal folds and the space between them where the voice tone is generated
  • gloucestershire - a county in southwestern England in the lower Severn valley
  • glove - handwear: covers the hand and wrist
  • gloves.
  • gloving.
  • glucagon - a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin)
  • glucocerebrosidase.
  • glucocorticoid - a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity
  • glucocorticoids.
  • gluconate.
  • gluconeogenesis.
  • glucose - a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy
  • glucosidase.
  • glucosidases.
  • glucoside - a glycoside derived from glucose
  • glucosides.
  • glue - cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
  • glues.
  • glutamate - a salt or ester of glutamic acid
  • glutamic.
  • glutaminase.
  • glutamine - a crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins; important in protein metabolism
  • glutaraldehyde.
  • gluteal - of or relating to or near the gluteus muscles
  • gluten - a protein substance that remains when starch is removed from cereal grains; gives cohesiveness to dough
  • glutethimide - sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
  • gluteus - any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
  • glycated.
  • glycerides.
  • glyceril.
  • glycerin - a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils
  • glycerine - a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils
  • glycerol - a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils
  • glyceryl - a trivalent radical derived from glycerol by removing the three hydroxyl radicals
  • glycine - genus of Asiatic erect or sprawling herbs: soya bean
  • glyco.
  • glycoa.
  • glycocholate.
  • glycogen - one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body
  • glycogenolysis.
  • glycolipids.
  • glycols.
  • glycopeptide.
  • glycoprotein - a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component
  • glycoproteins.
  • glycoside - a group of compounds derived from monosaccharides
  • glycosides.
  • glycosuria - the presence of abnormally high levels of sugar in the urine
  • glycosylated.
  • glycyrrhiza - sticky perennial Eurasian herbs
  • glymidine.
  • gmc.
  • gmcs.
  • gnat - (British usage) mosquito
  • gnawing.
  • go - functioning correctly and ready for action
  • goal - a successful attempt at scoring
  • goats.
  • goblet - a drinking glass with a base and stem
  • god - the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
  • godbec.
  • goddess - a female deity
  • godfrey.
  • goes.
  • goggles - tight-fitting spectacles worn to protect the eyes
  • going - in full operation
  • goitre - abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
  • goitres.
  • gold - made from or covered with gold
  • golden - favoring or bringing good luck
  • golfers.
  • gonad - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
  • gonadal - of or relating to the gonads
  • gonadorelin.
  • gonadotrophic - of or relating to or involving gonadotropin
  • gonadotrophin - hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
  • gonadotrophins.
  • gonads.
  • gone - having all been spent
  • gonococcal.
  • gonococci.
  • gonococcous.
  • gonococcus - the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea
  • gonorrhoea - a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
  • gonorrhoeae.
  • good - thorough
  • goodness - moral excellence or admirableness
  • goodpastures.
  • gord.
  • gordon.
  • goserelin.
  • gosh.
  • gossypium - herbs and shrubs and small trees: cotton
  • goswell.
  • got.
  • gouge - the act of gouging
  • gout - a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints
  • gov.
  • govan.
  • govern - direct or strongly influence the behavior of
  • governance - the act of governing; exercising authority
  • governed - the body of people who are citizens of a particular government
  • governing - responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws
  • government - the act of governing; exercising authority
  • governmentinitiated.
  • governments.
  • gowns.
  • gp - a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
  • gps - a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver
  • graafian.
  • gracilis.
  • grade - a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
  • graded - arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks
  • grades.
  • grading - changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
  • gradual - proceeding in small stages
  • gradually - in a gradual manner
  • graduate - of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree
  • graduated - (of taxes) increasing as the amount taxed increases
  • graduates.
  • graduating.
  • graft - the act of grafting something onto something else
  • grafted.
  • grafting - the act of grafting something onto something else
  • grafts.
  • grain - the direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric
  • grains.
  • gram - Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)
  • gramnegative.
  • grampositive.
  • grams.
  • grand - the most important and magnificent in adornment
  • grandchildren.
  • grandeur - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
  • grandparents.
  • granisetron.
  • granite - something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)
  • grant - the act of providing a subsidy
  • granted - given as a grant
  • grants.
  • granular - having a granular structure like that of chondrites
  • granulation - the act of forming something into granules or grains
  • granulations.
  • granules.
  • granulocyte - a leukocyte that has granules in its cytoplasm
  • granulocytes.
  • granuloma - a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
  • granulomas.
  • granulomata.
  • granulomatosis.
  • granulomatous - relating to or characterized by granulomas
  • grape - any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters
  • grapefruit - large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp; usual serving consists of a half
  • grapes.
  • graph - a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
  • graphic - describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail
  • graphically - in a graphic way
  • graphs.
  • gras.
  • grasp - the act of grasping
  • grasped.
  • grasping - immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
  • grass - German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
  • grasses.
  • grassy - abounding in grass
  • grateful - feeling or showing gratitude
  • gratification - the act or an instance of satisfying
  • gratify - yield (to); give satisfaction to
  • grating - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  • grave - of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
  • gravel - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  • graver - a tool used by an engraver
  • graves - English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)
  • gravid - in an advanced stage of pregnancy
  • gravidarum.
  • gravis.
  • gravitational - of or relating to or caused by gravitation
  • gravity - a solemn and dignified feeling
  • gravy - basically the juices that drip from cooking meats
  • gray - of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
  • grays.
  • grazed - scraped or touched lightly in passing
  • grease - a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
  • greasiness - consisting of or covered with oil
  • greasy - smeared or soiled with grease or oil
  • great - of major significance or importance
  • greater - greater in size or importance or degree
  • greatest - highest in quality
  • greatly - to an extraordinary extent or degree
  • greatness - the property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance or eminence
  • greece - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
  • greed - excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
  • greek - of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks
  • green - of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
  • greencoat.
  • greenish - of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
  • greenstick.
  • grens.
  • grew.
  • grey - of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
  • greying.
  • greyish - of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
  • griffithss.
  • grimacing.
  • grin - a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
  • grind - the act of grinding to a powder or dust
  • grinders.
  • grinding - a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
  • grip - a firm controlling influence
  • griping - acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)
  • griseofulvin - a kind of penicillin (a fungicidal antibiotic with the trade name Fulvicin) produced by molds of the genus Penicillium
  • griseofulvum.
  • griseus.
  • grittiness.
  • gritty - willing to face danger
  • groin - the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
  • groins.
  • grommet - fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
  • grommets.
  • groove - (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
  • grooved - established as if settled into a groove or rut
  • grooves.
  • grooving - the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm
  • grope - the act of groping; and instance of groping
  • gross - repellently fat
  • grossly - in a gross manner
  • ground - (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
  • grounds - a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)
  • group - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
  • grouped - arranged into groups
  • grouping - the activity of putting things together in groups
  • groupings.
  • groups.
  • grow - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  • growing - increasing in size or degree or amount
  • grown - (of animals) fully developed
  • grows.
  • growth - vegetation that has grown
  • growthhormone.
  • growths.
  • grumble - a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  • grunts.
  • gsi.
  • gsl.
  • gu - of or related to the genital and urinary organs or their functions
  • guanidineacetic.
  • guanine - a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine
  • guar - drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing material
  • guarantee - a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
  • guaranteed - secured by written agreement
  • guarantees.
  • guard - a position on a basketball team
  • guarded - prudent
  • guardian - providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
  • guardians.
  • guarding.
  • guards.
  • guerin.
  • guidance - the act of guiding or showing the way
  • guide - someone who shows the way by leading or advising
  • guided - subject to guidance or control especially after launching
  • guidelines.
  • guides.
  • guiding - exerting control or influence
  • guildford.
  • guillain.
  • guillan.
  • guilt - remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence
  • guilty - showing a sense of guilt
  • guinea - a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
  • guineaworm.
  • guitar - a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
  • gulf - an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)
  • gullet - the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
  • gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
  • gumboil - a boil or abscess on the gums
  • gumma - a small rubbery granuloma that is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis
  • gummas.
  • gummatous.
  • gums.
  • gun - the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies
  • guncotton - nitric acid esters; used in lacquers and explosives
  • gunfire - the act of shooting a gun
  • gunlike.
  • gunshot - the act of shooting a gun
  • gustatory - of or relating to gustation
  • gustav.
  • gut - a narrow channel or strait
  • guthrie - United States folk singer and songwriter (1912-1967)
  • guttate.
  • guys.
  • gvhd.
  • gy.
  • gymnastics - a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
  • gymnasts.
  • gynaecoid.
  • gynaecological - of or relating to or practicing gynecology
  • gynaecologist - a specialist in gynecology
  • gynaecologists.
  • gynaecology - the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene of women
  • gynaecomastia.
  • gypsum - a common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters (especially plaster of Paris)
  • gyri.
  • gyrus - a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain

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H

  • ha - (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day
  • haart - a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors; used in treating AIDS and HIV
  • habit - a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition
  • habitat - the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
  • habits.
  • habitual - made a norm or custom or habit
  • habituated.
  • habituation - a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
  • hackers.
  • hacking.
  • had.
  • hadj - the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Qadah; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba
  • haem - a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
  • haemagglutination - agglutination of red blood cells
  • haemagglutinin.
  • haemangioma - benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels; some appear as birthmarks
  • haemarthrosis.
  • haematemesis - vomiting blood
  • haematinic - a medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood; used to treat iron-deficiency anemia
  • haematinics.
  • haematobium.
  • haematocoele - swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)
  • haematocolpos - accumulation of menstrual blood in the vagina (usually due to an imperforate hymen)
  • haematocrit - a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
  • haematogenous.
  • haematological - of or relating to or involved in hematology
  • haematologist - a doctor who specializes in diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
  • haematologists.
  • haematology - the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
  • haematoma - a localized swelling filled with blood
  • haematomas.
  • haematomata.
  • haematuria - the presence of blood in the urine; often a symptom of urinary tract disease
  • haemic - relating to or containing or affecting blood
  • haemin.
  • haemochromatosis.
  • haemodialysis - dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure
  • haemodilution.
  • haemofiltration.
  • haemoglobin - a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
  • haemoglobinopathies.
  • haemoglobinuria - presence of hemoglobin in the urine
  • haemolysis - lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin
  • haemolytic - relating to or involving or causing hemolysis
  • haemoperfusion.
  • haemopericardium.
  • haemophilia - congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
  • haemophiliac - someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding
  • haemophiliacs.
  • haemophilus.
  • haemopoiesis - the formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow)
  • haemopoietic - pertaining to the formation of blood or blood cells
  • haemoptisis.
  • haemoptysis - coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs
  • haemorrage.
  • haemorrhage - flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels
  • haemorrhages.
  • haemorrhagic - of or relating to a hemorrhage
  • haemorrhagica.
  • haemorrhoid - pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter
  • haemorrhoidal.
  • haemorrhoids.
  • haemosiderin - a granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism
  • haemosiderosis - abnormal deposit of hemosiderin; often a symptom of thalassemia or hemochromatosis
  • haemostasis - surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
  • haemostatic.
  • haemostatics.
  • haemothorax - accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest)
  • haeomolytic.
  • haffkine.
  • hahnemann.
  • hair - a filamentous projection or process on an organism
  • hairbrush - a brush used to groom a person's hair
  • haired - having or covered with hair
  • hairfollicle.
  • hairiness - the quality of having hair
  • hairline - the natural margin formed by hair on the head
  • hairpinshaped.
  • hairs.
  • hairy - hazardous and frightening
  • half - consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity
  • halfgirdle.
  • halfhourly.
  • halfway - including only half or a portion
  • halibut - marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes
  • halitosis - offensive breath
  • hallam.
  • hallaran.
  • hallmark - a distinctive characteristic or attribute
  • halls.
  • hallucinates.
  • hallucination - an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode
  • hallucinations.
  • hallucinogen - a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences
  • hallucinogenic - capable of producing hallucinations
  • hallucinogens.
  • hallux - the first largest innermost toe
  • halo - a circle of light around the sun or moon
  • haloes.
  • halofantrine.
  • halogen - any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions
  • halogenated.
  • haloperidol - tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome
  • halothane - a nonflammable inhalation anesthetic that produces general anesthesia; used along with analgesics and muscle relaxants for many types of surgical procedures
  • halperidol.
  • halt - disabled in the feet or legs
  • halved.
  • halves.
  • hamamelis - deciduous shrubs or small trees: witch hazel
  • hamartoma - a focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ
  • hamate - the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers
  • hammer - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
  • hammering - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
  • hammers.
  • hammock - a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
  • hampered.
  • hamstring - one of the tendons at the back of the knee
  • hamstrings.
  • hand - physical assistance
  • handbook - a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
  • handed - having or involving the use of hands
  • handful - the quantity that can be held in the hand
  • handicap - advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
  • handicapped - markedly unable to function as a consequence of injury or illness
  • handicaps.
  • handkerchief - a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
  • handle - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  • handled - having a usually specified type of handle
  • handlers.
  • handles.
  • handling - the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
  • hands - (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
  • handwashing.
  • handwriting - the activity of writing by hand
  • hang - a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
  • hanging - supported from above
  • hangover - something that has survived from the past
  • hangovers.
  • hangs.
  • hans.
  • hansens.
  • hantavirus.
  • hapatitis.
  • haploid - of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes
  • happen - come to pass
  • happened.
  • happening - taking place
  • happens.
  • happiness - emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
  • happy - well expressed and to the point
  • hapten.
  • harbour - a place of refuge and comfort and security
  • harbouring.
  • hard - dried out
  • harden - become hard or harder
  • hardened - converted to solid form (as concrete)
  • hardening - the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)
  • hardens.
  • harder.
  • hardgate.
  • hardmetals.
  • hardness - the quality of being difficult to do
  • hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
  • hare - swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
  • harelip - a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip
  • harems.
  • harlesden.
  • harley.
  • harm - the act of damaging something or someone
  • harmed - having had pain or loss or suffering inflicted
  • harmful - causing or capable of causing harm
  • harming.
  • harmless - not threatening to life or health; not malignant
  • harmlessly - in a harmless manner
  • harmlessness.
  • harmonious - existing together in harmony
  • harmonisation - singing in harmony
  • harmony - compatibility in opinion and action
  • harms.
  • harness - stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
  • harold.
  • harper - someone who plays the harp
  • harrow - a cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil
  • harrowing - extremely painful
  • harsh - sharply disagreeable; rigorous
  • hart - male red deer
  • hartmanns.
  • harvest - the season for gathering crops
  • harvested.
  • harvey - English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
  • has.
  • hashimotos.
  • hashish - purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
  • hasten - act or move at high speed
  • hastens.
  • hatch - a movable barrier covering a hatchway
  • hates.
  • hatton.
  • haunch - the loin and leg of a quadruped
  • hav.
  • havard.
  • have - a person who possesses great material wealth
  • haversian.
  • having.
  • hay - grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
  • hazard - an obstacle on a golf course
  • hazardous - involving risk or danger
  • hazards.
  • haze - atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  • hazel - of a light brown or yellowish brown color
  • hazy - filled or abounding with fog or mist
  • hb - a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
  • hba.
  • hbv.
  • hc.
  • hcc.
  • hcg - hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
  • hcv.
  • hd.
  • hda.
  • hdl - a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
  • hdls.
  • hdv.
  • he - the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  • head - a single domestic animal
  • headache - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
  • headaches.
  • headed - having a head of a specified kind or anything that serves as a head; often used in combination
  • headgear - stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head
  • heading - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
  • headings.
  • headphones.
  • headquarters - the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command
  • heads.
  • headteacher.
  • headwat.
  • headway - forward movement
  • heaf.
  • heal - get healthy again
  • healed - freed from illness or injury
  • healer - a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
  • healing - tending to cure or restore to health
  • heals.
  • health - the general condition of body and mind
  • healthand.
  • healthcare - the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
  • healthcarecommission.
  • healthier - improved in health or physical condition
  • healthiness - the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
  • healthnet.
  • healthpromotion.
  • healthtechnology.
  • healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
  • heaps - very much
  • hear - receive a communication from someone
  • heard - detected or perceived by the sense of hearing
  • hearing - able to perceive sound
  • hears.
  • heart - a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it
  • heartbeat - an animating or vital unifying force
  • heartbeats.
  • heartblock.
  • heartburn - a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder