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  • abdominal - adj. of or relating to or near the abdomen;  noun the muscles of the abdomen
  • abdominal - adj. of or relating to or near the abdomen;  noun the muscles of the abdomen
  • viscera - noun internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)
  • abduction - noun (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body;  the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife
  • acanthosis - noun an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
  • accommodative - adj. tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony;  willing to adj.ust to differences in order to obtain agreement;  helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
  • convergence - noun the act of converging (coming closer);  the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit;  the occurrence of two or more things coming together;  a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
  • Achilles - noun 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'
  • tendon - noun a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
  • achondroplasia - noun an inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism
  • acne - noun an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
  • actinic - adj. relating to or exhibiting actinism
  • granuloma - noun a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
  • actinic - adj. relating to or exhibiting actinism
  • adduction - noun (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
  • adductor - noun a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • adductor - noun a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • adenocarcinoma - noun malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium
  • adenocarcinoma - noun malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium
  • adenovirus - noun any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
  • bronchitis - noun inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
  • due - adj. owed and payable immediately or on demand;  suitable to or expected in the circumstances;  scheduled to arrive;  adv directly or exactly; straight;  noun that which is deserved or owed;  a payment that is due (eg, as the price of membership)
  • forceps - noun an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)
  • adult - adj. (of animals) fully developed;  noun any mature animal;  a fully developed person from maturity onward
  • distress - noun the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim;  psychological suffering; extreme physical pain;  a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need);  verb cause mental pain to
  • syndrome - noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • air - adj. relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air;  noun a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; medium for radio and television broadcasting;  the region above the ground;  a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  travel via aircraft;  a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;  the mass of air surrounding the Earth;  a slight wind (usually refreshing); verb expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry;  broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television;  be broadcast;  expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen;  make public;  expose to fresh air
  • bed - noun a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep;  a plot of ground in which plants are growing;  a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track;  the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc;  a depression forming the ground under a body of water;  (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock);  single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance;  a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit;  verb put to bed;  place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil;  furnish with a bed;  prepare for sleep;  have sexual intercourse with
  • airway - noun a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers;  a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines); the passages through which air enters and leaves the body;  a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
  • adult - adj. (of animals) fully developed;  noun any mature animal;  a fully developed person from maturity onward
  • child - noun a young person of either sex;  a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age;  an immature childish person;  a member of a clan or tribe
  • alarm - noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event;  an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger;  fear resulting from the awareness of danger;  a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time;  verb warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness;  fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
  • reaction - noun doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like;  a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent;  an idea evoked by some experience;  extreme conservatism in political or social matters;  a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude;  (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body;  (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
  • algorithm - noun a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem
  • decision - noun the act of making up your mind about something;  a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration;  the outcome of a game or contest;  (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred;  the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose
  • tree - noun English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917);  a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms;  a figure that branches from a single root;  verb stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree; chase an animal up a tree;  plant with trees;  force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
  • alopecia - noun 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)
  • alveolar - adj. pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs;  pertaining to the alveolar ridge;  noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  • abscess - noun symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • bag - noun a flexible container with a single opening;  a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes;  a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women);  an ugly or ill-tempered woman;  the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person);  the quantity that a bag will hold;  an activity that you like or at which you are superior; mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats);  place that runner must touch before scoring;  verb capture or kill, as in hunting; put into a bag;  hang loosely, like an empty bag;  take unlawfully; bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
  • amniocentesis - noun (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 - noun thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
  • amyloidosis - noun a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma
  • anatomic - adj. of or relating to the structure of the body;  of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • androgenic - adj. of or related to the male hormone androgen
  • alopecia - noun 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)
  • anesthetic - adj. characterized by insensibility;  noun a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  • aneurysm - noun a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
  • angiogram - noun an X-ray representation of blood vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance
  • magnetic - adj. having the properties of a magnet; ie of attracting iron or steel;  determined by earth's magnetic fields;  capable of being magnetized;  of or relating to or caused by magnetism;  possessing an extraordinary ability to attract;  having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull
  • resonance - noun the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities;  a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system;  an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation;  having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant;  a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
  • angiogram - noun an X-ray representation of blood vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance
  • normal - adj. conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal;  being approximately average or within certain limits in eg intelligence and development; in accordance with scientific laws;  forming a right angle;  nounsomething regarded as a normative example
  • fluorescein - noun 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)
  • B - noun the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen;  the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet;  aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil;  (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter;  a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels;  a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder;  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
  • angular - adj. having angles or an angular shape;  measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
  • cheilosis - noun a disorder of the lips marked by scaling and fissures at the corners of the mouth; caused by a deficiency of riboflavin
  • ankle - noun a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
  • joint - adj. involving both houses of a legislature;  united or combined;  affecting or involving two or more;  noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking;  junction by which parts or objects are joined together;  a disreputable place of entertainment; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion);  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;  verb separate (meat) at the joint;  fasten with a joint;  provide with a joint;  fit as if by joints
  • spondylitis - noun inflammation of a spinal joint; characterized by pain and stiffness
  • anterior - adj. earlier in time;  of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body;  noun a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
  • projection - noun any structure that branches out from a central support;  the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction;  a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations;  the projection of an image from a film onto a screen;  the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else;  any solid convex shape that juts out from something;  the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting;  the act of projecting out from something;  a planned undertaking
  • antibody - noun 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
  • fold - noun the act of folding;  a pen for sheep;  a folded part (as in skin or muscle);  a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock;  an angular or rounded shape made by folding;  a group of sheep or goats;  a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church;  verb incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating;  become folded or folded up;  bend or lay so that one part covers the other;  intertwine;  confine in a fold, like sheep; cease to operate or cause to cease operating
  • abnormal - adj. much greater than the normal;  not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm;  departing from the normal in eg intelligence and development
  • aortic - adj. of or relating to the aorta
  • valve - noun control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid;  device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone;  a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • score - noun the act of scoring in a game or sport;  the facts about an actual situation;  a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages;  a set of twenty members;  grounds;  a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest;  a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally);  an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar);  a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse;  a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance);  a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation;  verb make underscoring marks;  gain points in a game; get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; make small marks into the surface of;  write a musical score for; assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation;  induce to have sex
  • ulcer - noun a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  • apical - adj. situated at an apex
  • granuloma - noun a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
  • apical - adj. situated at an apex
  • periodontal - adj. of or relating to or involving or practicing periodontics
  • cyst - noun a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure;  a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
  • apical - adj. situated at an apex
  • pulse - noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart;  edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc);  the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health;  (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients);  verb produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses;  drive by or as if by pulsation; expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
  • arachnid - noun air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
  • bite - noun a portion removed from the whole;  the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws;  (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait;  a light informal meal;  a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person;  a strong odor or taste property;  wit having a sharp and caustic quality;  a small amount of solid food; a mouthful;  a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin;  verb penetrate or cut, as with a knife;  to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws;  cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort;  deliver a sting to
  • reaction - noun doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like;  a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent;  an idea evoked by some experience;  extreme conservatism in political or social matters;  a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude;  (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body;  (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
  • arm - noun the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person;  any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm;  a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb;  the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm;  any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting;  an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation;  supply with arms
  • arterial - adj. of or involving or contained in the arteries
  • blood - noun temperament or disposition;  the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart;  people viewed as members of a group;  the descendants of one individual;  a dissolute man in fashionable society;  verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  • arterial - adj. of or involving or contained in the arteries
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • arteriole - noun one of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries
  • Ascaris - noun type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth
  • Aspergillus - noun genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • asthma - noun respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
  • atherosclerosis - noun a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
  • atlas - noun a figure of a man used as a supporting column;  the 1st cervical vertebra;  a collection of maps in book form;  (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders
  • dermatitis - noun inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
  • attrition - noun the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction;  a wearing down to weaken or destroy;  sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation;  the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice;  erosion by friction
  • auditory - adj. of or relating to the process of hearing
  • auscultation - noun listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
  • autonomic - adj. relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system
  • division - noun the act or process of dividing;  the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart;  an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed;  discord that splits a group;  an army unit large enough to sustain combat;  a group of ships of similar type;  a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings;  an administrative unit in government or business;  (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum;  (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category;  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  a league ranked by quality
  • nervous - adj. easily agitated;  of or relating to the nervous system; unpredictably excitable (especially of horses);  excited in anticipation; causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • avulsion - noun a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another;  an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • axial - adj. situated on or along or in the direction of an axis;  of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation;  relating to or attached to the axis
  • projection - noun any structure that branches out from a central support;  the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction;  a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations;  the projection of an image from a film onto a screen;  the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else;  any solid convex shape that juts out from something;  the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting;  the act of projecting out from something;  a planned undertaking
  • bacteria - noun (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
  • filariasis - noun a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
  • elephantiasis - noun hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
  • barium - noun a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
  • enema - noun injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • basal - adj. of primary importance;  serving as or forming a base; especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
  • cell - noun (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;  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;  a room where a prisoner is kept;  small room is which a monk or nun lives;  any small compartment;  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;  a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  • carcinoma - noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
  • basophil - noun a leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains
  • bathing - noun immersing the body in water or sunshine;  the act of washing yourself (or another person)
  • trunks - noun trousers that end at or above the knee
  • nevus - noun a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
  • beach - noun an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake;  verb land on a beach
  • chair - noun a seat for one person, with a support for the back;  the position of professor;  an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person;  the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization;  verb act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university;  preside over
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • nevus - noun a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
  • berry - noun any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves;  United States rock singer (born in 1931);  a small fruit having any of various structures, eg, simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry);  verb pick or gather berries
  • aneurysm - noun a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
  • biopsy - noun examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
  • bitewing - noun a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiography
  • radiograph - noun a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)
  • black - adj. marked by anger or resentment or hostility;  of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin;  extremely dark;  being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light;  (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood;  soiled with dirt or soot;  dressed in black;  (of coffee) without cream or sugar;  (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame;  offering little or no hope;  (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading;  harshly ironic or sinister;  distributed or sold illicitly;  noun black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning);  (board games) the darker pieces;  the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white);  a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa);  popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928);  British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799);  total absence of light;  verb make or become black
  • tongue - noun the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot; a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity;  a manner of speaking;  the tongue of certain animals used as meat;  any long thin projection that is transient;  metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side;  a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to eg a computer language;  a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea;  verb lick or explore with the tongue; articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
  • bladder - noun a bag that fills with air;  a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)
  • blastomycosis - noun any of several infections of the skin or mucous membrane caused by Blastomyces
  • bleb - noun (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
  • blepharitis - noun inflammation of the eyelids characterized by redness and swelling and dried crusts
  • blood - noun temperament or disposition;  the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart;  people viewed as members of a group;  the descendants of one individual;  a dissolute man in fashionable society;  verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  • blood - noun temperament or disposition;  the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart;  people viewed as members of a group;  the descendants of one individual;  a dissolute man in fashionable society;  verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  • cell - noun (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;  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;  a room where a prisoner is kept;  small room is which a monk or nun lives;  any small compartment;  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;  a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  • development - noun act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining;  (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated;  a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation;  a district that has been developed to serve some purpose;  processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage);  a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess);  the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  • blood - noun temperament or disposition;  the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart;  people viewed as members of a group;  the descendants of one individual;  a dissolute man in fashionable society;  verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  • blood - noun temperament or disposition;  the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart;  people viewed as members of a group;  the descendants of one individual;  a dissolute man in fashionable society;  verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  • pressure - noun a force that compels;  the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin;  the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit);  an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress;  the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure;  the state of demanding notice or attention;  verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city";  exert pressure on someone through threats
  • body - noun the external structure of a vehicle;  the entire structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being);  a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person;  the central message of a communication;  a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity;  a collection of particulars considered as a system;  an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; the property of holding together and retaining its shape;  the body excluding the head and neck and limbs;  verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
  • mass - adj. gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; noun (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist;  the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field;  a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite;  a musical setting for a Mass;  an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people); a body of matter without definite shape;  the property of something that is great in magnitude;  the common people generally;  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;  verb join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
  • index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • body - noun the external structure of a vehicle;  the entire structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being);  a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person;  the central message of a communication;  a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity;  a collection of particulars considered as a system;  an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; the property of holding together and retaining its shape;  the body excluding the head and neck and limbs;  verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
  • movement - noun the act of changing the location of something;  the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata;  a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something;  a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals;  the act of changing location from one place to another;  a change of position that does not entail a change of location;  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;  a general tendency to change (as of opinion);  an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object;  a euphemism for defecation
  • body - noun the external structure of a vehicle;  the entire structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being);  a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person;  the central message of a communication;  a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity;  a collection of particulars considered as a system;  an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; the property of holding together and retaining its shape;  the body excluding the head and neck and limbs;  verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
  • part - adv in part; in some degree; not wholly;  noun something less than the whole of a human artifact;  a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions;  in so far as the actor specified is concerned;  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music;  a portion of a natural object;  something determined in relation to something that includes it;  the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor;  an actor's portrayal of someone in a play;  the extended spatial location of something;  assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group;  verb force, take, or pull apart;  come apart;  leave;  go one's own way; move apart;  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  • terminology - noun a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
  • positioning - adj. causing to fall into line or into position;  noun the act of putting something in a certain place
  • bomb - noun an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions;  strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion; an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual;  verb throw bombs at or attack with bombs;  fail to get a passing grade
  • calorimeter - noun a measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat
  • bone - adj. consisting of or made up of bone;  noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones;  rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates;  the porous calcified substance from which bones are made;  verb remove the bones from;  study intensively, as before an exam
  • bones - noun 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
  • associated - adj. related to or accompanying;  joined in some kind of relationship (as a colleague or ally or companion etc)
  • B - noun the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen;  the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet;  aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil;  (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter;  a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels;  a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder;  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
  • bone - adj. consisting of or made up of bone;  noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones;  rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates;  the porous calcified substance from which bones are made;  verb remove the bones from;  study intensively, as before an exam
  • bone - adj. consisting of or made up of bone;  noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones;  rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates;  the porous calcified substance from which bones are made;  verb remove the bones from;  study intensively, as before an exam
  • scan - noun the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region;  an image produced by scanning;  verb read metrically;  make a wide, sweeping search of;  move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image;  examine hastily; examine minutely or intensely;  conform to a metrical pattern;  obtain data from magnetic tapes
  • bony - adj. having bones especially many or prominent bones;  very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold;  composed of or containing bone
  • blastomycosis - noun any of several infections of the skin or mucous membrane caused by Blastomyces
  • Borrelia - noun cause of eg European and African relapsing fever
  • brachial - adj. of or relating to an arm
  • plexus - noun a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
  • brain - noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord;  mental ability;  the brain of certain animals used as meat;  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;  verb kill by smashing someone's skull;  hit on the head
  • breast - noun the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen;  either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman;  meat carved from the breast of a fowl; verb reach the summit;  meet at breast level;  confront bodily
  • breast - noun the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen;  either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman;  meat carved from the breast of a fowl; verb reach the summit;  meet at breast level;  confront bodily
  • cancer - noun type genus of the family Cancridae;  the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22;  a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini;  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer;  any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
  • breast - noun the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen;  either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman;  meat carved from the breast of a fowl; verb reach the summit;  meet at breast level;  confront bodily
  • carcinoma - noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
  • classic - adj. characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditions;  adhering to established standards and principles;  noun a creation of the highest excellence;  an artist who has created classic works
  • breast - noun the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen;  either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman;  meat carved from the breast of a fowl; verb reach the summit;  meet at breast level;  confront bodily
  • self - adj. (used as a combining form) relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self;  noun your consciousness of your own identity; a person considered as a unique individual
  • examination - noun the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes);  the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned;  a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge;  a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits);  formal systematic questioning
  • b - noun the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen;  the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet;  aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil;  (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter;  a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels;  a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder;  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • caries - noun soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
  • carina - noun any of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom;  a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus
  • carotid - adj. of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
  • pulse - noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart;  edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc);  the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health;  (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients);  verb produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses;  drive by or as if by pulsation; expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
  • carpal - adj. of or relating to the wrist;  noun any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
  • bones - noun 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
  • carpal - adj. of or relating to the wrist;  noun any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
  • tunnel - noun a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars);  a hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter;  verb force a way through;  move through by or as by digging
  • syndrome - noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • cartilage - noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
  • cataract - noun a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice;  clouding of the natural lens of the eye
  • cellulitis - noun an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
  • central - adj. in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area;  centrally located and easy to reach;  used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place;  serving as an essential component;  noun a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  • venous - adj. of or contained in or performing the function of the veins
  • pressure - noun a force that compels;  the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin;  the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit);  an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress;  the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure;  the state of demanding notice or attention;  verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city";  exert pressure on someone through threats
  • emphysema - noun an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
  • cerebral - adj. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
  • cortex - noun the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal;  the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
  • cerebral - adj. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
  • cerebral - adj. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
  • hemorrhage - noun flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels; verb lose blood from one's body
  • cerumen - noun a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal
  • cervical - adj. relating to or associated with the neck;  of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
  • syndrome - noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • cheilitis - noun inflammation and cracking of the skin of the lips
  • chemotherapy - noun the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
  • cherry - adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;  noun a red fruit with a single hard stone;  any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood;  wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry;  a red the color of ripe cherries
  • chickenpox - noun an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
  • childhood - noun the state of a child between infancy and adolescence;  the time of person's life when they are a child
  • chlamydia - noun coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract;  a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
  • chronic - adj. being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
  • chronic - adj. being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
  • leukemia - noun malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
  • cirrhosis - noun a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism
  • cleft - adj. having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib;  used of hooves;  noun a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin);  a long narrow opening
  • lip - noun fleshy folds of tissue as those surrounding the mouth;  the top edge of a vessel or other container;  an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  • bilateral - adj. having two sides or parts;  affecting or undertaken by two parties;  having identical parts on each side of an axis
  • cleft - adj. having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib;  used of hooves;  noun a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin);  a long narrow opening
  • palate - noun the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
  • clubbing - noun a condition in which the ends of toes and fingers become wide and thick; a symptom of heart or lung disease
  • method - noun a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps);  an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
  • measuring - noun the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
  • scoliosis - noun an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column
  • cochlea - noun 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 - adj. of or relating to the cochlea of the ear
  • implant - noun a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue;  verbbecome attached to and embedded in the uterus;  fix or set securely or deeply;  put firmly in the mind
  • en - noun half the width of an em
  • sabot - noun a shoe carved from a single block of wood;  footwear usually with wooden soles
  • cold - adj. lacking the warmth of life;  of a seeker; far from the object sought;  unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication;  feeling or showing no enthusiasm;  having lost freshness through passage of time;  used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by eg ice or refrigeration;  extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion;  without compunction or human feeling;  sexually unresponsive;  so intense as to be almost uncontrollable;  no longer new; uninteresting;  marked by errorless familiarity;  (color) giving no sensation of warmth;  noun the sensation produced by low temperatures;  a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs);  the absence of heat
  • sore - adj. roused to anger;  hurting;  causing misery or pain or distress;  noun an open skin infection
  • herpes - noun any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin;  viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
  • simplex - adj. allowing communication in only one direction at a time, or in telegraphy allowing only one message over a line at a time;  having only one part or element
  • cold - adj. lacking the warmth of life;  of a seeker; far from the object sought;  unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication;  feeling or showing no enthusiasm;  having lost freshness through passage of time;  used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by eg ice or refrigeration;  extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion;  without compunction or human feeling;  sexually unresponsive;  so intense as to be almost uncontrollable;  no longer new; uninteresting;  marked by errorless familiarity;  (color) giving no sensation of warmth;  noun the sensation produced by low temperatures;  a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs);  the absence of heat
  • urticaria - noun an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
  • colitis - noun inflammation of the colon
  • colon - noun the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted;  a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter);  a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal;  the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos; the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
  • colonoscope - noun an elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum
  • colonoscopy - noun visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation
  • colostomy - noun a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • hydrocephalus - noun an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological
  • compression - noun applying pressure;  encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required;  the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together;  an increase in the density of something
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • tomography - noun (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
  • condom - noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • congenital - adj. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
  • nevus - noun a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
  • contact - noun close interaction;  the act of touching physically; (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact;  a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication;  a communicative interaction;  the physical coming together of two or more things;  a person who is in a position to give you special assistance;  the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity;  a channel for communication between groups;  verb be in or establish communication with;  be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  • dermatitis - noun inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
  • corneal - adj. of or related to the cornea
  • foreign - adj. relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world;  of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own);  not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something;  not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
  • body - noun the external structure of a vehicle;  the entire structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being);  a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person;  the central message of a communication;  a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity;  a collection of particulars considered as a system;  an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; the property of holding together and retaining its shape;  the body excluding the head and neck and limbs;  verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
  • corneal - adj. of or related to the cornea
  • ulcer - noun a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  • corneal - adj. of or related to the cornea
  • ulcer - noun a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  • by - adv so as to pass a given point;  in reserve; not for immediate use
  • Candida - noun any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
  • infection - noun (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure;  moral corruption or contamination;  an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted;  (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease;  (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound;  the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms;  the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
  • corneal - adj. of or related to the cornea
  • ulcer - noun a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  • by - adv so as to pass a given point;  in reserve; not for immediate use
  • coronal - noun flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  • plane - adj. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  noun a carpenter's hand tool with an adj.ustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  a level of existence or development;  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;  verb cut or remove with or as if with a plane;  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;  travel on the surface of water
  • coronary - adj. surrounding like a crown (especially of the blood vessels surrounding the heart);  noun obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery by a blood clot (thrombus)
  • cotton - noun fabric woven from cotton fibers;  thread made of cotton fibers;  erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers;  soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state;  verb take a liking to
  • wool - noun outer coat of especially sheep and yaks;  a fabric made from the hair of sheep;  fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
  • spots - noun spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens
  • cradle - noun a baby bed with sides and rockers;  birth of a person; a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold;  where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence;  verb run with the stick;  hold gently and carefully;  wash in a cradle;  cut grain with a cradle scythe;  hold or place in or as if in a cradle;  bring up from infancy
  • cap - noun a tight-fitting headdress;  a top (as for a bottle); something serving as a cover or protection;  a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom;  the upper part of a column that supports the entablature;  dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth;  a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive;  an upper limit on what is allowed;  verb restrict the number or amount of;  lie at the top of
  • cranial - adj. of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain
  • nerves - noun control of your emotions;  an uneasy psychological state
  • Crohn - noun United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884-1983)
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • croup - noun a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing;  the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks
  • diaphragm - noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;  electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves;  a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix; (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
  • impetigo - noun a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode
  • cryptococcosis - noun a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
  • CT - noun 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;  a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • scan - noun the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region;  an image produced by scanning;  verb read metrically;  make a wide, sweeping search of;  move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image;  examine hastily; examine minutely or intensely;  conform to a metrical pattern;  obtain data from magnetic tapes
  • orbital - adj. of or relating to the eye socket;  of or relating to an orbit
  • CT - noun 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;  a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • three - adj. being one more than two;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
  • dimensional - adj. having dimension--the quality or character or stature proper to a person;  of or relating to dimensions
  • cutaneous - adj. relating to or existing on or affecting the skin
  • larva - noun the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
  • by - adv so as to pass a given point;  in reserve; not for immediate use
  • hookworm - noun parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts;  infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin
  • infection - noun (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure;  moral corruption or contamination;  an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted;  (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease;  (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound;  the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms;  the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
  • cutaneous - adj. relating to or existing on or affecting the skin
  • leishmaniasis - noun sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
  • cutis - noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
  • cyst - noun a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure;  a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
  • cytomegalovirus - noun any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
  • Dane - noun a native or inhabitant of Denmark
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • deciduous - adj. (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season;  (of teeth, antlers, etc) being shed at the end of a period of growth
  • dentition - noun the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal;  the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • decubitus - noun a reclining position (as in a bed)
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • decubitus - noun a reclining position (as in a bed)
  • ulcer - noun a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  • dehiscence - noun (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
  • deltoid - adj. of a leaf shape; suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex;  noun a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • dental - adj. of or relating to the teeth;  of or relating to dentistry; noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  • cyst - noun a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure;  a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
  • dentition - noun the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal;  the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
  • dermatitis - noun inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
  • dermatomyositis - noun 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
  • developmental - adj. of or relating to or constituting development
  • diabetic - adj. suffering from diabetes;  of or relating to or causing diabetes;  noun someone who has diabetes
  • diaphragm - noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;  electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves;  a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix; (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
  • digestive - adj. relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion;  noun any substance that promotes digestion
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • disc - noun a flat circular plate;  (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored;  sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove;  something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
  • anatomy - noun a detailed analysis;  the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals;  alternative names for the body of a human being
  • vertebral - adj. of or relating to or constituting vertebrae
  • discoid - adj. having a flat circular shape
  • lupus - noun a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus;  any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
  • distal - adj. situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone;  directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
  • diverticulitis - noun inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation
  • colon - noun the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted;  a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter);  a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal;  the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos; the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
  • diverticulosis - noun presence of multiple diverticula in the walls of the colon
  • DNA - noun (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
  • Doppler - noun Austrian physicist famous for his discovery of the Doppler effect (1803-1853)
  • flow - noun the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression; the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases);  any uninterrupted stream or discharge;  the amount of fluid that flows in a given time;  dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;  the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; verb cover or swamp with water;  move or progress freely as if in a stream;  cause to flow;  be abundantly present;  undergo menstruation;  fall or flow in a certain way;  move along, of liquids
  • sonogram - noun an image of a structure that is produced by ultrasonography (reflections of high-frequency sound waves); used to observe fetal growth or to study bodily organs
  • Doppler - noun Austrian physicist famous for his discovery of the Doppler effect (1803-1853)
  • ultrasonography - noun using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
  • dorsal - adj. belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part;  facing away from the axis of an organ or organism
  • decubitus - noun a reclining position (as in a bed)
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • dorsal - adj. belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part;  facing away from the axis of an organ or organism
  • recumbent - adj. lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • dry - adj. practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; lacking warmth or emotional involvement;  having a large proportion of strong liquor;  without a mucous or watery discharge;  humorously sarcastic or mocking;  (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish;  having no adornment or coloration;  unproductive especially of the expected results;  used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones;  lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless;  (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation;  not shedding tears;  free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet;  not producing milk;  opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages;  lacking moisture or volatile components;  noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages;  verb remove the moisture from and make dry;  become dry or drier
  • gangrene - noun necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass;  the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply);  verb undergo necrosis
  • duodenum - noun the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum
  • dwarfism - noun a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature
  • ear - noun the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium;  good hearing;  attention to what is said;  fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn;  the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
  • ecchymosis - noun the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin;  the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
  • echocardiogram - noun a graphical image of the heart produced by an echocardiograph
  • dysplasia - noun abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
  • pregnancy - noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  • elbow - noun the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow;  the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint;  a sharp bend in a road or river;  a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it; hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped;  verb shove one's elbow into another person's ribs;  push one's way with the elbows
  • joint - adj. involving both houses of a legislature;  united or combined;  affecting or involving two or more;  noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking;  junction by which parts or objects are joined together;  a disreputable place of entertainment; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion);  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;  verb separate (meat) at the joint;  fasten with a joint;  provide with a joint;  fit as if by joints
  • electrocardiography - noun diagnostic procedure consisting of recording the activity of the heart electronically with a cardiograph (and producing a cardiogram)
  • elephantiasis - noun hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
  • embolism - noun occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle);  an insertion into a calendar
  • embryo - noun 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;  (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  • embryology - noun the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms
  • emergency - noun a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action;  a state in which martial law applies;  a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
  • medicine - noun the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries;  (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease;  the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques;  punishment for one's actions;  verb treat medicinally, treat with medicine
  • emphysema - noun an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
  • endometriosis - noun the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
  • endoscopy - noun visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
  • enterostomy - noun surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
  • eosinophil - noun a leukocyte readily stained with eosin
  • epidural - adj. on or outside the dura mater;  noun regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery
  • anesthesia - noun loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
  • epithelium - noun membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
  • erect - adj. upright in position or posture;  of sexual organs; stiff and rigid;  verb construct, build, or erect;  cause to rise up
  • standing - adj. having a supporting base;  (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs; executed in or initiated from a standing position;  (of fluids) not moving or flowing;  not created for a particular occasion;  permanent; noun the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position;  an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event;  social or financial or professional status or reputation
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • erosion - noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it);  a gradual decline of something;  condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind;  erosion by chemical action
  • erysipelas - noun an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
  • erythema - noun abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
  • erythema - noun abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
  • erythrocyte - noun a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
  • erythroderma - noun any skin disorder involving abnormal redness
  • cyst - noun a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure;  a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
  • obturator - noun a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
  • airway - noun a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers;  a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines); the passages through which air enters and leaves the body;  a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
  • eversion - noun the position of being turned outward;  the act of turning inside out
  • excision - noun the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence;  the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society;  surgical removal of a body part or tissue;  the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  • biopsy - noun examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
  • excoriation - noun severe censure;  an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
  • dermatitis - noun inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
  • exostosis - noun a benign outgrowth from a bone (usually covered with cartilage)
  • extension - noun act of expanding in scope; making more widely available;  act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb;  an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who not enrolled as regular students;  an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line;  amount or degree or range to which something extends;  the ability to raise the working leg high in the air;  a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one to three letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename;  a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt;  an addition that extends a main building;  an addition to the length of something;  the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to;  the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
  • extensor - noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • extensor - noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • extensor - noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • extensor - noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
  • external - adj. happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface;  purely outward or superficial;  from or between other countries;  coming from the outside;  noun outward features
  • oblique - adj. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled;  indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;  noun any grammatical case other than the nominative;  a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • eye - noun a small hole or loop (as in a needle);  the organ of sight; good discernment (either visually or as if visually);  attention to what is seen;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  verb look at
  • eye - noun a small hole or loop (as in a needle);  the organ of sight; good discernment (either visually or as if visually);  attention to what is seen;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  verb look at
  • facial - adj. of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object;  of or concerning the face;  noun care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams; cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
  • bones - noun 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
  • facial - adj. of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object;  of or concerning the face;  noun care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams; cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
  • nerve - noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body;  impudent aggressiveness;  the courage to carry on;  verb get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
  • fascia - noun a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
  • fatigue - noun (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something;  temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work;  used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress;  labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on);  verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress;  get tired of something or somebody
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • female - adj. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop;  for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls;  characteristic of or peculiar to a woman;  noun an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa);  a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  • urogenital - adj. of or relating to the urinary and reproductive systems
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • femur - noun the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee
  • fetus - noun an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
  • week - noun a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday; any period of seven consecutive days;  hours or days of work in a calendar week
  • fetus - noun an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
  • week - noun a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday; any period of seven consecutive days;  hours or days of work in a calendar week
  • fibroadenoma - noun benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen
  • filum - noun a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
  • finger - noun one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb;  any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb);  the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure;  verb indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments;  feel or handle with the fingers;  search for on the computer;  examine by touch
  • fissure - noun (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes;  a long narrow opening;  a long narrow depression in a surface;  verb break into fissures or fine cracks
  • flexion - noun act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased; deviation from a straight or normal course;  the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
  • flexor - noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • hand - noun physical assistance;  terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (eg apes or kangaroos);  a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece;  the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb;  ability;  one of two sides of an issue;  a round of applause to signify approval;  the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time;  a position given by its location to the side of an object;  a member of the crew of a ship;  a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses;  something written by hand;  a card player in a game of bridge;  a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; verb guide or conduct or usher somewhere;  place into the hands or custody of
  • flexor - noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • flexor - noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • flexor - noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • flow - noun the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression; the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases);  any uninterrupted stream or discharge;  the amount of fluid that flows in a given time;  dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;  the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; verb cover or swamp with water;  move or progress freely as if in a stream;  cause to flow;  be abundantly present;  undergo menstruation;  fall or flow in a certain way;  move along, of liquids
  • rates - noun a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)
  • IV - noun administration of nutrients through a vein
  • catheter - noun a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
  • forearm - noun the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist;  verb arm in advance of a confrontation
  • Fowler - noun someone who hunts wild birds for food;  English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • Frankfurt - noun a German city; an industrial and commercial and financial center
  • horizontal - adj. parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line;  noun something that is oriented horizontally
  • plane - adj. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  noun a carpenter's hand tool with an adj.ustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  a level of existence or development;  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;  verb cut or remove with or as if with a plane;  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;  travel on the surface of water
  • frontal - adj. belonging to the front part;  of or adj.acent to the forehead or frontal bone;  meeting front to front;  of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air;  noun a drapery that covers the front of an altar;  the face or front of a building;  an adornment worn on the forehead
  • plane - adj. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  noun a carpenter's hand tool with an adj.ustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  a level of existence or development;  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;  verb cut or remove with or as if with a plane;  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;  travel on the surface of water
  • fundus - noun (anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening
  • normal - adj. conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal;  being approximately average or within certain limits in eg intelligence and development; in accordance with scientific laws;  forming a right angle;  nounsomething regarded as a normative example
  • fungi - noun (pun) the one who buys the drinks;  the taxonomic kingdom of lower plants
  • fungal - adj. of or relating to fungi
  • furuncle - noun a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • gallbladder - noun a muscular sac attached to the liver that secretes bile and stores it until needed for digestion
  • carcinoma - noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
  • gamma - noun the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet;  a unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted;  Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)
  • camera - noun equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other);  television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam
  • ganglion - noun an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons
  • gangrene - noun necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass;  the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply);  verb undergo necrosis
  • Gardner - noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970);  United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
  • Wells - noun prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866-1946)
  • tongs - noun any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
  • gastric - adj. relating to or involving the stomach
  • bypass - noun a road that takes traffic around the edge of a town;  a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part);  a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current;  verb avoid something unpleasant or laborious
  • gastric - adj. relating to or involving the stomach
  • ulcer - noun a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  • gemination - noun the doubling of a word or phrase (as for rhetorical effect);  the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something
  • geographic - adj. determined by geography;  of or relating to the science of geography
  • tongue - noun the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot; a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity;  a manner of speaking;  the tongue of certain animals used as meat;  any long thin projection that is transient;  metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side;  a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to eg a computer language;  a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea;  verb lick or explore with the tongue; articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
  • Giardia - noun a suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
  • trophozoite - noun a sporozoan in the active feeding stage of its life cycle
  • Glasgow - noun largest city in Scotland; a port on the Clyde in west central Scotland; one of the great shipbuilding centers of the world
  • Coma - noun a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury;  (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed;  a usually terminal tuft of hairs especially on a seed
  • Scale - noun a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals;  an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks;  a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass;  (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave);  a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin;  a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin;  relative magnitude;  the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it;  an ordered reference standard;  a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners);  verbsize or measure according to a scale;  measure with or as if with scales;  remove the scales from;  pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard;  climb up by means of a ladder;  reach the highest point of;  take by attacking with scaling ladders;  measure by or as if by a scale
  • glaucoma - noun 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)
  • cupping - noun a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface
  • disc - noun a flat circular plate;  (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored;  sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove;  something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
  • joint - adj. involving both houses of a legislature;  united or combined;  affecting or involving two or more;  noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking;  junction by which parts or objects are joined together;  a disreputable place of entertainment; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion);  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;  verb separate (meat) at the joint;  fasten with a joint;  provide with a joint;  fit as if by joints
  • gluteus - noun any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • gluteus - noun any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • syndrome - noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • Golgi - noun Italian histologist noted for work on the structure of the nervous system and for his discovery of Golgi bodies (1844-1926)
  • tendon - noun a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
  • organ - noun wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard;  a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function;  a periodical that is published by a special interest group;  a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ;  a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
  • gonorrhea - noun a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
  • gout - noun 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
  • gouty - adj. suffering from gout
  • tophus - noun a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout;  an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
  • graft - noun the act of grafting something onto something else; (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient;  the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage;  verb cause to grow together parts from different plants; place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
  • host - noun an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association; a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion;  archaic terms for army;  any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event;  the owner or manager of an inn;  a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there;  (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor;  (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network;  a vast multitude;  a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers);  verb be the host of or for
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • granuloma - noun a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
  • grasp - noun the act of grasping;  a firm controlling influence;  the limit of capability;  understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something;  verb hold firmly;  get the meaning of something
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • gustation - noun the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
  • gynecomastia - noun excessive development of the breasts in males; usually the result of hormonal imbalance or treatment with certain drugs (including some antihypertensives)
  • meningitis - noun infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
  • hairy - adj. hazardous and frightening;  having or covered with hair
  • tongue - noun the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot; a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity;  a manner of speaking;  the tongue of certain animals used as meat;  any long thin projection that is transient;  metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side;  a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to eg a computer language;  a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea;  verb lick or explore with the tongue; articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
  • hamstring - noun one of the tendons at the back of the knee;  verbcripple by cutting the hamstring;  make ineffective or powerless
  • head - noun a single domestic animal;  a projection out from one end;  (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship;  the striking part of a tool;  (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head;  that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves;  the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains;  the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint;  (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent;  the front of a military formation or procession;  the top of something;  the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container;  a rounded compact mass;  a user of (usually soft) drugs;  a person who is in charge;  an individual person;  the pressure exerted by a fluid;  the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head;  the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates);  oral stimulation of the genitals;  a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum;  (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk;  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about;  the subject matter at issue;  a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; forward movement;  a difficult juncture;  the source of water from which a stream arises;  the part in the front or nearest the viewer;  a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea); the educator who has executive authority for a school;  a dense clusters of flowers or foliage;  verb remove the head of;  to go or travel towards;  be in charge of;  form a head or come or grow to a head;  be in the front of or on top of;  be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel;  take its rise;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  travel in front of; go in advance of others
  • hangman - noun an executioner who hangs the condemned person
  • s - noun the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet;  (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work;  a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm;  the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees;  an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions);  1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • hearing - adj. able to perceive sound;  noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence;  the ability to hear; the auditory faculty;  a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken;  an opportunity to state your case and be heard; the act of hearing attentively;  the range within which a voice can be heard
  • aid - noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;  a resource;  a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause;  the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something;  verb improve the condition of;  give help or assistance; be of service
  • heart - noun a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it;  an inclination or tendency of a certain kind;  the courage to carry on;  the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body;  the locus of feelings and intuitions;  a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal);  a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  a positive feeling of liking;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region
  • sign - adj. used of the language of the deaf;  noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened);  a public display of a (usually written) message;  a character indicating a relation between quantities;  a gesture that is part of a sign language;  a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified;  (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease;  structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted;  any communication that encodes a message;  an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come;  (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided;  having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges);  verb be engaged by a written agreement; communicate in sign language;  mark with one's signature; write one's name (on);  communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs;  place signs, as along a road;  engage by written agreement;  approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation;  make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
  • maneuver - noun an action aimed at evading an opponent;  a move made to gain a tactical end;  a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill;  a military training exercise;  a plan for attaining a particular goal;  verb act in order to achieve a certain goal;  perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • Heinz - noun United States industrialist who manufactured and sold processed foods (1844-1919)
  • hematoma - noun a localized swelling filled with blood
  • hemolytic - adj. relating to or involving or causing hemolysis
  • anemia - noun genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America;  a deficiency of red blood cells;  a lack of vitality
  • cystitis - noun inflammation of the urinary bladder and ureters
  • syndrome - noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • hepatic - adj. pertaining to or affecting the liver;  noun any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
  • diverticulum - noun a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
  • xx - noun (genetics) normal complement of sex chromosomes in a female
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • disc - noun a flat circular plate;  (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored;  sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove;  something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
  • herpes - noun any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin;  viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
  • simplex - adj. allowing communication in only one direction at a time, or in telegraphy allowing only one message over a line at a time;  having only one part or element
  • herpes - noun any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin;  viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
  • zoster - noun eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
  • whitlow - noun a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail
  • hernia - noun rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
  • high - adj. happy and excited and energetic;  slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana);  (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high');  greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount;  used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency;  (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted;  standing above others in quality or position;  adv at a great altitude;  far up toward the source;  in or to a high position, amount, or degree;  in a rich manner;  noun a lofty level or position or degree;  a high place;  a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics;  a state of sustained elation;  an air mass of higher than normal pressure;  a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed;  a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
  • Fowler - noun someone who hunts wild birds for food;  English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • Hodgkin - noun English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1914);  English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994);  English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • hookworm - noun parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts;  infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin
  • hot - adj. marked by excited activity;  charged or energized with electricity;  having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity;  of a seeker; very near to the object sought;  having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm;  newly made;  very good; often used in the negative;  used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning;  extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm;  recently stolen or smuggled; having or bringing unusually good luck;  newest or most recent;  very unpleasant or even dangerous;  very popular or successful;  sexually excited or exciting;  performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy;  being very spicy;  characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense;  wanted by the police;  (color) bold and intense;  very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
  • tub - noun a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids;  the amount that a tub will hold;  a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
  • human - adj. having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings;  characteristic of humanity;  relating to a person;  noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • cell - noun (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;  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;  a room where a prisoner is kept;  small room is which a monk or nun lives;  any small compartment;  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;  a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  • human - adj. having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings;  characteristic of humanity;  relating to a person;  noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • embryo - noun 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;  (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  • day - noun United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935);  a period of opportunity;  some point or period in time;  the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working);  time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis;  a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance;  the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside;  the period of time taken by a particular planet (eg Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis;  an era of existence or influence;  the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
  • human - adj. having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings;  characteristic of humanity;  relating to a person;  noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • embryo - noun 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;  (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  • somite - noun one of a series of similar body segments into which some animals are divided longitudinally
  • human - adj. having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings;  characteristic of humanity;  relating to a person;  noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • embryo - noun 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;  (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  • week - noun a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday; any period of seven consecutive days;  hours or days of work in a calendar week
  • human - adj. having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings;  characteristic of humanity;  relating to a person;  noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • embryo - noun 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;  (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  • week - noun a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday; any period of seven consecutive days;  hours or days of work in a calendar week
  • human - adj. having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings;  characteristic of humanity;  relating to a person;  noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • day - noun United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935);  a period of opportunity;  some point or period in time;  the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working);  time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis;  a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance;  the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside;  the period of time taken by a particular planet (eg Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis;  an era of existence or influence;  the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
  • day - noun United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935);  a period of opportunity;  some point or period in time;  the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working);  time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis;  a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance;  the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside;  the period of time taken by a particular planet (eg Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis;  an era of existence or influence;  the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
  • human - adj. having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings;  characteristic of humanity;  relating to a person;  noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • immunodeficiency - noun immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
  • virus - noun (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein;  a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer;  a harmful or corrupting agency
  • HIV - noun infection by the human immunodeficiency virus;  the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
  • B - noun the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen;  the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet;  aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil;  (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter;  a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels;  a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder;  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
  • hydatid - noun cyst filled with liquid; forms as a result of infestation by tapeworm larvae (as in echinococcosis)
  • cyst - noun a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure;  a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
  • hydrocephalus - noun an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological
  • hydronephrosis - noun accumulation of urine in the kidney because of an obstruction in the ureter
  • hyperopia - noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
  • hyperplasia - noun abnormal increase in number of cells
  • polyp - noun one of two forms that coelenterates take eg a hydra or coral: usually sedentary and has a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth;  a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
  • hypertrophy - noun abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ; verb undergo hypertrophy
  • hyphema - noun bleeding into the interior chamber of the eye
  • anemia - noun genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America;  a deficiency of red blood cells;  a lack of vitality
  • eminence - noun high status importance owing to marked superiority;  a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
  • ichthyosis - noun any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is fishlike (dry and scaly)
  • ileostomy - noun surgical procedure that creates an opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall to function as an anus; performed in cases of cancer of the colon or ulcerative colitis
  • tract - noun a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose;  a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet;  an extended area of land;  a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
  • ilium - noun the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone;  an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
  • impetigo - noun a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode
  • incentive - noun a positive motivational influence;  an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output
  • spirometer - noun a measuring instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungs
  • incision - noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation);  a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  • incision - noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation);  a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  • biopsy - noun examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
  • inflammation - noun arousal to violent emotion;  a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat;  the act of setting something on fire;  the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • inguinal - adj. of or relating to or near the groin
  • hernia - noun rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
  • inguinal - adj. of or relating to or near the groin
  • ligament - noun any connection or unifying bond;  a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
  • injection - noun the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure;  the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe;  any solution that is injected (as into the skin)
  • innervation - noun the distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region;  the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
  • hand - noun physical assistance;  terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (eg apes or kangaroos);  a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece;  the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb;  ability;  one of two sides of an issue;  a round of applause to signify approval;  the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time;  a position given by its location to the side of an object;  a member of the crew of a ship;  a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses;  something written by hand;  a card player in a game of bridge;  a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; verb guide or conduct or usher somewhere;  place into the hands or custody of
  • wrist - noun a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
  • insulin - noun hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells
  • pump - noun a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction;  a low-cut shoe without fastenings;  the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body;  verbquestion persistently;  deliver forth;  operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal;  raise (gases or fluids) with a pump;  move up and down;  draw or pour with a pump;  flow intermittently;  supply in great quantities
  • internal - adj. happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface;  occurring within an institution or community; located inward;  inside the country;  innermost or essential
  • oblique - adj. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled;  indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;  noun any grammatical case other than the nominative;  a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • cystitis - noun inflammation of the urinary bladder and ureters
  • lung - noun either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • intestine - noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
  • pressure - noun a force that compels;  the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin;  the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit);  an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress;  the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure;  the state of demanding notice or attention;  verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city";  exert pressure on someone through threats
  • inversion - noun the act of turning inside out;  turning upside down; setting on end;  a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex;  (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa;  (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed;  the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer;  a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa;  abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth);  the reversal of the normal order of words
  • immature - adj. lacking in development;  not yet mature; characteristic of a lack of maturity;  (of birds) not yet having developed feathers;  not fully developed or mature; not ripe;  (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
  • jack - noun male donkey;  any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas;  tool for exerting pressure or lifting;  one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince;  small flag indicating a ship's nationality;  game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks; an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug;  a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling;  a small worthless amount;  immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted;  someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor;  a man who serves as a sailor; verb lift with a special device;  hunt with a jacklight
  • knife - noun edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle;  a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point;  any long thin projection that is transient; verb use a knife on
  • prone - adj. lying face downward;  having a tendency (to); often used in combination
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • jaundice - noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia;  a rough and bitter manner;  verb affect with, or as if with, jaundice;  distort adversely
  • jellyfish - noun any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans;  large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
  • sting - noun a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin;  a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung;  a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property;  a mental pain or distress;  verbdeliver a sting to;  cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging;  saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous;  cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort;  cause a stinging pain
  • joint - adj. involving both houses of a legislature;  united or combined;  affecting or involving two or more;  noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking;  junction by which parts or objects are joined together;  a disreputable place of entertainment; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion);  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;  verb separate (meat) at the joint;  fasten with a joint;  provide with a joint;  fit as if by joints
  • sarcoma - noun a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc); one of the four major types of cancer
  • keloid - noun raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair
  • keratoacanthoma - noun skin tumor that grows rapidly (especially in older people) and resembles a carcinoma but does not spread; it usually disappears spontaneously, often leaving a scar
  • keratosis - noun a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin
  • kidney - noun either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
  • kidney - noun either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • syndrome - noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • knee - noun the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee;  hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella;  joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  • joint - adj. involving both houses of a legislature;  united or combined;  affecting or involving two or more;  noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking;  junction by which parts or objects are joined together;  a disreputable place of entertainment; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion);  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;  verb separate (meat) at the joint;  fasten with a joint;  provide with a joint;  fit as if by joints
  • knee - noun the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee;  hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella;  joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  • knee - noun the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee;  hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella;  joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  • chest - noun box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy;  furniture with drawers for keeping clothes;  the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • cell - noun (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;  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;  a room where a prisoner is kept;  small room is which a monk or nun lives;  any small compartment;  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;  a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  • histiocytosis - noun a blood disease characterized by an abnormal multiplication of macrophages
  • cholecystectomy - noun surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)
  • laryngeal - adj. of or relating to or situated in the larynx
  • mask - noun activity that tries to conceal something;  a covering to disguise or conceal the face;  a protective covering worn over the face;  a party of guests wearing costumes and masks;  verb put a mask on or cover with a mask;  shield from light;  cover with a sauce; hide under a false appearance
  • larynx - noun a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
  • lateral - adj. lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body;  situated at or extending to the side;  noun a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
  • decubitus - noun a reclining position (as in a bed)
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • lateral - adj. lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body;  situated at or extending to the side;  noun a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • lateral - adj. lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body;  situated at or extending to the side;  noun a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
  • projection - noun any structure that branches out from a central support;  the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction;  a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations;  the projection of an image from a film onto a screen;  the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else;  any solid convex shape that juts out from something;  the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting;  the act of projecting out from something;  a planned undertaking
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • Le - noun a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
  • Fort - noun a fortified defensive structure;  a fortified military post where troops are stationed;  verb station (troops) in a fort;  gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense;  enclose by or as if by a fortification
  • classification - noun restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people;  the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories;  a group of people or things arranged by class or category;  the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
  • facial - adj. of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object;  of or concerning the face;  noun care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams; cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
  • left - adj. intended for the left hand;  of or belonging to the political or intellectual left;  being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north;  not used up;  adv toward or on the left; also used figuratively;  noun a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east;  the hand that is on the left side of the body;  those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare;  location near or direction toward the left side; ie the side to the north when a person or object faces east; the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
  • anterior - adj. earlier in time;  of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body;  noun a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
  • oblique - adj. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled;  indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;  noun any grammatical case other than the nominative;  a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • left - adj. intended for the left hand;  of or belonging to the political or intellectual left;  being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north;  not used up;  adv toward or on the left; also used figuratively;  noun a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east;  the hand that is on the left side of the body;  those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare;  location near or direction toward the left side; ie the side to the north when a person or object faces east; the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
  • posterior - adj. at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates;  noun a tooth situated at the back of the mouth; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • oblique - adj. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled;  indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;  noun any grammatical case other than the nominative;  a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • Calve - verb birth;  release ice
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • lentigo - noun a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
  • melanoma - noun any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
  • leprosy - noun chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae
  • lesion - noun any visible abnormal structural change in a bodily part;  any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision
  • primary - adj. not derived from or reducible to something else; basic;  of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondhand;  of primary importance;  most important element;  of or being the essential or basic part;  noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen;  one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing;  coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit
  • secondary - adj. belonging to a lower class or rank;  not of major importance;  being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate;  depending on or incidental to what is original or primary;  inferior in rank or status;  noun the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen;  coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
  • lichen - noun any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc;  any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks
  • ligament - noun any connection or unifying bond;  a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
  • limbic - adj. of or relating to or forming a limbus
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • nigra - noun (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
  • lithotomy - noun surgical removal of a stone (calculus)
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • livedo - noun skin disorder characterized by patchy bluish discolorations on the skin
  • longitudinal - adj. over an extended time;  running lengthwise;  of or relating to lines of longitude
  • plane - adj. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  noun a carpenter's hand tool with an adj.ustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  a level of existence or development;  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;  verb cut or remove with or as if with a plane;  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;  travel on the surface of water
  • lumbar - adj. of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones
  • puncture - noun the act of puncturing or perforating;  a small hole made by a sharp object;  loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object;  verb be pierced or punctured;  cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing;  pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into;  make by piercing;  reduce or lessen the size or importance of
  • hand - noun physical assistance;  terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (eg apes or kangaroos);  a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece;  the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb;  ability;  one of two sides of an issue;  a round of applause to signify approval;  the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time;  a position given by its location to the side of an object;  a member of the crew of a ship;  a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses;  something written by hand;  a card player in a game of bridge;  a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; verb guide or conduct or usher somewhere;  place into the hands or custody of
  • Lund - noun a city in southern Sweden
  • chart - noun a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea;  a visual display of information;  verb plan in detail;  make a chart of; represent by means of a graph
  • anatomy - noun a detailed analysis;  the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals;  alternative names for the body of a human being
  • lung - noun either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
  • collapse - noun a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in;  an abrupt failure of function or health;  the act of throwing yourself down;  a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures);  verblose significance, effectiveness, or value;  break down, literally or metaphorically;  cause to burst;  fold or close up;  collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack;  suffer a nervous breakdown; fall apart
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • Borrelia - noun cause of eg European and African relapsing fever
  • infection - noun (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure;  moral corruption or contamination;  an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted;  (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease;  (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound;  the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms;  the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
  • lymph - noun a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels
  • node - noun (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network;  any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part;  (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane;  (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system;  any thickened enlargement;  a connecting point at which several lines come together;  the source of lymph and lymphocytes
  • lymphatic - adj. of or relating to or produced by lymph
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • lymphocyte - noun an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
  • leukemia - noun malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
  • lymphoma - noun a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
  • cutaneous - adj. relating to or existing on or affecting the skin
  • lymphoma - noun a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
  • metastatic - adj. relating to or affected by metastasis
  • scalp - noun the skin that covers the top of the head;  verb remove the scalp of;  sell illegally, as on the black market
  • macula - noun a yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision;  a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases;  a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
  • normal - adj. conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal;  being approximately average or within certain limits in eg intelligence and development; in accordance with scientific laws;  forming a right angle;  nounsomething regarded as a normative example
  • magnetic - adj. having the properties of a magnet; ie of attracting iron or steel;  determined by earth's magnetic fields;  capable of being magnetized;  of or relating to or caused by magnetism;  possessing an extraordinary ability to attract;  having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull
  • resonance - noun the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities;  a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system;  an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation;  having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant;  a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
  • magnetic - adj. having the properties of a magnet; ie of attracting iron or steel;  determined by earth's magnetic fields;  capable of being magnetized;  of or relating to or caused by magnetism;  possessing an extraordinary ability to attract;  having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull
  • resonance - noun the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities;  a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system;  an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation;  having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant;  a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
  • imaging - noun (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body;  the ability to form mental images of things or events
  • knee - noun the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee;  hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella;  joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  • male - adj. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation;  for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys;  characteristic of a man;  noun an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova);  the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands;  a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  • urogenital - adj. of or relating to the urinary and reproductive systems
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • malignant - adj. dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
  • melanoma - noun any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
  • nodular - adj. having nodules or occurring in the form of nodules; relating to or characterized by or having nodules
  • mammogram - noun X-ray film of the soft tissue of the breast
  • mammography - noun a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X rays
  • syndrome - noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • mastication - noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
  • maxilla - noun the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium
  • measles - noun an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
  • mechanical - adj. using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices;  relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics;  relating to or concerned with machinery or tools
  • ventilation - noun the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air;  a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air; the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation;  free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
  • diverticulum - noun a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
  • medial - adj. dividing an animal into right and left halves;  relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
  • medial - adj. dividing an animal into right and left halves;  relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
  • meniscus - noun (physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a vertical tube;  (optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other;  (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
  • median - adj. relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle;  relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values);  dividing an animal into right and left halves;  nounthe value below which 50% of the cases fall
  • nerve - noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body;  impudent aggressiveness;  the courage to carry on;  verb get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
  • median - adj. relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle;  relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values);  dividing an animal into right and left halves;  nounthe value below which 50% of the cases fall
  • plane - adj. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  noun a carpenter's hand tool with an adj.ustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  a level of existence or development;  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;  verb cut or remove with or as if with a plane;  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;  travel on the surface of water
  • melanoma - noun any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
  • melasma - noun a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives
  • meningitis - noun infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
  • meninges - noun a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord
  • joint - adj. involving both houses of a legislature;  united or combined;  affecting or involving two or more;  noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking;  junction by which parts or objects are joined together;  a disreputable place of entertainment; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion);  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;  verb separate (meat) at the joint;  fasten with a joint;  provide with a joint;  fit as if by joints
  • diverticulum - noun a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
  • dose - noun a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time; the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time;  street name for lysergic acid diethylamide;  a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact;  verb treat with an agent; add (an agent) to;  administer a drug to
  • inhaler - noun a dispenser that produces a chemical vapor to be inhaled in order to relieve nasal congestion
  • anemia - noun genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America;  a deficiency of red blood cells;  a lack of vitality
  • microcytosis - noun a blood disorder characterized by the presence of microcytes (abnormally small red blood cells) in the blood; often associated with anemia
  • Microsporum - noun a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm
  • canis - noun type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
  • plane - adj. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  noun a carpenter's hand tool with an adj.ustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  a level of existence or development;  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;  verb cut or remove with or as if with a plane;  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;  travel on the surface of water
  • mitochondrion - noun an organelle containing enzymes responsible for producing energy
  • Mo - noun a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union;  a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel
  • syndrome - noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • molar - adj. pertaining to large units of behavior;  containing one mole of a substance;  designating a solution containing one mole of solute per liter of solution;  of or pertaining to the grinding teeth in the back of a mammal's mouth;  noun grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
  • tooth - noun a means of enforcement;  toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell; something resembling the tooth of an animal;  one of a number of uniform projections on a gear;  hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
  • molluscum - noun any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules
  • monocyte - noun a type of granular leukocyte that functions in the ingestion of bacteria
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • morula - noun a solid mass of blastomeres that forms when the zygote splits; develops into the blastula
  • mouth - noun the opening of a jar or bottle;  the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening;  the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge;  the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water;  an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge);  a person conceived as a consumer of food;  an impudent or insolent rejoinder;  a spokesperson (as a lawyer);  verbarticulate silently; form words with the lips only;  touch with the mouth;  express in speech
  • mouth - noun the opening of a jar or bottle;  the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening;  the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge;  the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water;  an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge);  a person conceived as a consumer of food;  an impudent or insolent rejoinder;  a spokesperson (as a lawyer);  verbarticulate silently; form words with the lips only;  touch with the mouth;  express in speech
  • associated - adj. related to or accompanying;  joined in some kind of relationship (as a colleague or ally or companion etc)
  • MR - noun a form of address for a man
  • angiogram - noun an X-ray representation of blood vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance
  • MRI - noun the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images
  • machine - noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks;  a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point;  a group that controls the activities of a political party;  an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently;  an efficient person;  a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;  verb make by machinery;  turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • duct - noun an enclosed conduit for a fluid;  a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;  a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
  • carcinoma - noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
  • multiple - adj. having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual;  noun the product of a quantity by an integer
  • myeloma - noun a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
  • multiple - adj. having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual;  noun the product of a quantity by an integer
  • pregnancy - noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  • multiple - adj. having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual;  noun the product of a quantity by an integer
  • sclerosis - noun any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
  • magnetic - adj. having the properties of a magnet; ie of attracting iron or steel;  determined by earth's magnetic fields;  capable of being magnetized;  of or relating to or caused by magnetism;  possessing an extraordinary ability to attract;  having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull
  • resonance - noun the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities;  a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system;  an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation;  having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant;  a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
  • mumps - noun an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • head - noun a single domestic animal;  a projection out from one end;  (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship;  the striking part of a tool;  (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head;  that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves;  the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains;  the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint;  (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent;  the front of a military formation or procession;  the top of something;  the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container;  a rounded compact mass;  a user of (usually soft) drugs;  a person who is in charge;  an individual person;  the pressure exerted by a fluid;  the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head;  the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates);  oral stimulation of the genitals;  a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum;  (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk;  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about;  the subject matter at issue;  a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; forward movement;  a difficult juncture;  the source of water from which a stream arises;  the part in the front or nearest the viewer;  a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea); the educator who has executive authority for a school;  a dense clusters of flowers or foliage;  verb remove the head of;  to go or travel towards;  be in charge of;  form a head or come or grow to a head;  be in the front of or on top of;  be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel;  take its rise;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  travel in front of; go in advance of others
  • muscular - adj. having or suggesting great physical power or force; of or relating to or consisting of muscle;  having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer;  (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
  • anatomy - noun a detailed analysis;  the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals;  alternative names for the body of a human being
  • head - noun a single domestic animal;  a projection out from one end;  (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship;  the striking part of a tool;  (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head;  that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves;  the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains;  the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint;  (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent;  the front of a military formation or procession;  the top of something;  the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container;  a rounded compact mass;  a user of (usually soft) drugs;  a person who is in charge;  an individual person;  the pressure exerted by a fluid;  the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head;  the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates);  oral stimulation of the genitals;  a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum;  (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk;  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about;  the subject matter at issue;  a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; forward movement;  a difficult juncture;  the source of water from which a stream arises;  the part in the front or nearest the viewer;  a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea); the educator who has executive authority for a school;  a dense clusters of flowers or foliage;  verb remove the head of;  to go or travel towards;  be in charge of;  form a head or come or grow to a head;  be in the front of or on top of;  be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel;  take its rise;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  travel in front of; go in advance of others
  • neck - noun an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck;  the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body;  a cut of meat from the neck of an animal;  a narrow elongated projecting strip of land;  verbkiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
  • muscular - adj. having or suggesting great physical power or force; of or relating to or consisting of muscle;  having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer;  (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
  • skeletal - adj. of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton; very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • anatomy - noun a detailed analysis;  the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals;  alternative names for the body of a human being
  • ankle - noun a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
  • foot - noun travel by walking;  any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates;  a support resembling a pedal extremity; the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint;  the lower part of anything;  a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger;  a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard;  the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings;  lowest support of a structure;  (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm;  an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot;  verb add a column of numbers;  walk;  pay for something
  • muscular - adj. having or suggesting great physical power or force; of or relating to or consisting of muscle;  having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer;  (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
  • skeletal - adj. of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton; very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • anatomy - noun a detailed analysis;  the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals;  alternative names for the body of a human being
  • wrist - noun a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
  • hand - noun physical assistance;  terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (eg apes or kangaroos);  a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece;  the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb;  ability;  one of two sides of an issue;  a round of applause to signify approval;  the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time;  a position given by its location to the side of an object;  a member of the crew of a ship;  a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses;  something written by hand;  a card player in a game of bridge;  a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; verb guide or conduct or usher somewhere;  place into the hands or custody of
  • muscular - adj. having or suggesting great physical power or force; of or relating to or consisting of muscle;  having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer;  (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • Mycobacterium - noun rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
  • mycosis - noun an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
  • myelogram - noun X-ray film of the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots and subarachnoid space
  • CT - noun 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;  a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • myopia - noun (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
  • myositis - noun inflammation of muscle tissue
  • nail - noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener;  horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits;  a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard;  verb attach something somewhere by means of nails;  complete a pass;  take into custody;  hit hard;  locate exactly; succeed at easily;  succeed in obtaining a position
  • hair - noun a filamentous projection or process on an organism;  any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal;  a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss;  filamentous hairlike growth on a plant;  cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments;  a very small distance or space
  • nasal - adj. sounding as if the nose were pinched;  of or in or relating to the nose;  noun an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose;  a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
  • cannula - noun a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
  • nasal - adj. sounding as if the nose were pinched;  of or in or relating to the nose;  noun an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose;  a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
  • cavity - noun (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body; soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth;  space that is surrounded by something;  a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
  • nasopharyngeal - adj. of or relating to or located near the nasopharynx
  • airway - noun a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers;  a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines); the passages through which air enters and leaves the body;  a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
  • neck - noun an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck;  the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body;  a cut of meat from the neck of an animal;  a narrow elongated projecting strip of land;  verbkiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
  • necrosis - noun the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
  • needle - noun a sharp pointed implement (usually steel);  a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument;  a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record;  as the leaf of a conifer;  verb goad or provoke,as by constant criticism;  prick with a needle
  • biopsy - noun examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
  • nematode - noun unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
  • neoplasia - noun the pathological process that results in the formation and growth of a tumor
  • nephrolithiasis - noun the presence of kidney stones (calculi) in the kidney
  • nervous - adj. easily agitated;  of or relating to the nervous system; unpredictably excitable (especially of horses);  excited in anticipation; causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • pelvis - noun a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter; the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
  • lower - noun the lower of two berths;  verb set lower;  cause to drop or sink;  move something or somebody to a lower position;  look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval; make lower or quieter
  • limb - noun the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles;  either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip;  one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper;  (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet;  any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree;  any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
  • nervous - adj. easily agitated;  of or relating to the nervous system; unpredictably excitable (especially of horses);  excited in anticipation; causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • thorax - noun part of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs; the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates;  the middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen
  • upper - adj. higher in place or position;  superior in rank or accomplishment;  the topmost one of two;  noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot;  a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression;  the higher of two berths
  • limb - noun the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles;  either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip;  one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper;  (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet;  any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree;  any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
  • neural - adj. of or relating to neurons;  of or relating to the nervous system
  • fold - noun the act of folding;  a pen for sheep;  a folded part (as in skin or muscle);  a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock;  an angular or rounded shape made by folding;  a group of sheep or goats;  a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church;  verb incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating;  become folded or folded up;  bend or lay so that one part covers the other;  intertwine;  confine in a fold, like sheep; cease to operate or cause to cease operating
  • neuroblastoma - noun malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly
  • neuroglia - noun 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
  • neuron - noun a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
  • neutrophil - noun the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
  • nevus - noun a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
  • egg - noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by eg female birds;  oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food;  one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens;  verb coat with beaten egg;  throw eggs at
  • attached - adj. associated in an exclusive sexual relationship;  used of buildings joined by common sidewalls;  fastened together; permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about;  being joined in close association
  • non - adv negation of a word or group of words
  • Hodgkin - noun English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1914);  English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994);  English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
  • lymphoma - noun a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
  • normal - adj. conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal;  being approximately average or within certain limits in eg intelligence and development; in accordance with scientific laws;  forming a right angle;  nounsomething regarded as a normative example
  • tympanic - adj. associated with the eardrum;  resembling a drum
  • membrane - noun a thin pliable sheet of material;  a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects organs or cells of animals
  • nuclear - adj. constituting or like a nucleus;  (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy;  of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom;  of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell
  • medicine - noun the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries;  (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease;  the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques;  punishment for one's actions;  verb treat medicinally, treat with medicine
  • eczema - noun generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
  • nutrient - adj. of or providing nourishment;  noun any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
  • absorption - noun (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid;  (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium;  the mental state of being preoccupied by something; complete attention; intense mental effort;  the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion;  the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
  • nystagmus - noun involuntary movements of the eyeballs; its presence or absence is used to diagnose a variety of neurological and visual disorders
  • oat - noun seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats');  annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
  • cell - noun (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;  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;  a room where a prisoner is kept;  small room is which a monk or nun lives;  any small compartment;  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;  a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  • carcinoma - noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
  • oblique - adj. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled;  indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;  noun any grammatical case other than the nominative;  a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • oblique - adj. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled;  indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;  noun any grammatical case other than the nominative;  a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
  • projection - noun any structure that branches out from a central support;  the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction;  a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations;  the projection of an image from a film onto a screen;  the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else;  any solid convex shape that juts out from something;  the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting;  the act of projecting out from something;  a planned undertaking
  • obstetric - adj. of or relating to or used in or practicing obstetrics
  • sonography - noun using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
  • obturator - noun a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • obturator - noun a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • olfaction - noun the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
  • onycholysis - noun separation of a nail from its normal attachment to the nail bed
  • in - adj. currently fashionable;  directed or bound inward;  holding office;  adv to or toward the inside of;  noun a state in midwestern United States;  a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot;  a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
  • psoriasis - noun a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
  • oocyte - noun a female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions
  • binding - adj. causing constipation;  hindering freedom of movement;  executed with proper legal authority;  noun the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book;  strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration;  the capacity to attract and hold something;  the act of applying a bandage
  • ophthalmology - noun the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
  • ophthalmoscope - noun medical instrument for examining the retina of the eye
  • oral - adj. a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression;  of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located;  using speech rather than writing;  of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth;  noun an examination conducted by word of mouth
  • airway - noun a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers;  a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines); the passages through which air enters and leaves the body;  a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • orbit - noun the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another;  the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom;  an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet";  the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball;  a particular environment or walk of life;  verb move in an orbit
  • orbital - adj. of or relating to the eye socket;  of or relating to an orbit
  • cellulitis - noun an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
  • oropharyngeal - adj. of or relating to or located near the oropharynx
  • tube - noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases; electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope;  (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure;  an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city);  a hollow cylindrical shape;  verb place or enclose in a tube;  ride or float on an inflated tube;  convey in a tube; provide with a tube or insert a tube into
  • osteoarthritis - noun chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age
  • osteosarcoma - noun malignant bone tumor; most common in children and young adults where it tends to affect the femur
  • otitis - noun inflammation of the ear
  • otitis - noun inflammation of the ear
  • otoscope - noun medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light; used for examining the external ear (the auditory meatus and especially the tympanic membrane)
  • otoscope - noun medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light; used for examining the external ear (the auditory meatus and especially the tympanic membrane)
  • doctor - noun children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office;  a licensed medical practitioner;  a person who holds PhD degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution;  (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching;  verb give medical treatment to;  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;  alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
  • patient - adj. enduring without protest or complaint;  enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance;  noun a person who requires medical care;  the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • using - noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
  • Paget - noun English pathologist who discovered the cause of trichinosis (1814-1899)
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • pain - noun a somatic sensation of acute discomfort;  emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid;  a bothersome annoying person;  a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder;  something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness;  verb cause emotional anguish or make miserable; cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
  • palmar - adj. relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • palpation - noun a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
  • technique - noun a practical method or art applied to some particular task;  skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
  • pancreas - noun a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
  • pancreas - noun a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
  • in - adj. currently fashionable;  directed or bound inward;  holding office;  adv to or toward the inside of;  noun a state in midwestern United States;  a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot;  a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
  • development - noun act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining;  (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated;  a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation;  a district that has been developed to serve some purpose;  processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage);  a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess);  the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  • panoramic - adj. as from an altitude or distance
  • radiograph - noun a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)
  • PA - noun an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas;  a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies;  an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk;  a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter;  a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead
  • projection - noun any structure that branches out from a central support;  the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction;  a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations;  the projection of an image from a film onto a screen;  the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else;  any solid convex shape that juts out from something;  the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting;  the act of projecting out from something;  a planned undertaking
  • parasitic - adj. of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another;  relating to or caused by parasites;  of or pertaining to epenthesis
  • paronychia - noun low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts;  infection in the tissues adj.acent to a nail on a finger or toe
  • chronic - adj. being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
  • patch - noun a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole;  a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program;  a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body;  a protective cloth covering for an injured eye;  sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment);  a connection intended to be used for a limited time;  a small contrasting part of something;  a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation;  a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition;  verb mend by putting a patch on;  to join or unite the pieces of;  provide with a patch; also used metaphorically;  repair by adding pieces
  • cafe - noun a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
  • au - noun 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);  a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
  • spot - noun a business establishment for entertainment;  a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value;  a small contrasting part of something;  a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance;  a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising;  a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit);  a small quantity;  an act that brings discredit to the person who does it;  a job in an organization;  a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer;  a blemish made by dirt;  an outstanding characteristic;  a point located with respect to surface features of some region;  a slight attack of illness;  verb mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition;  become spotted;  make a spot or mark onto;  mar or impair with a flaw;  catch sight of
  • pectoral - adj. of or relating to the chest or thorax;  noun an adornment worn on the chest or breast;  either of two large muscles of the chest
  • region - noun the extended spatial location of something;  a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth;  the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of');  a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve;  a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
  • pelvic - adj. of or relating to the pelvis
  • diaphragm - noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;  electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves;  a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix; (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
  • pelvic - adj. of or relating to the pelvis
  • girdle - noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers;  an encircling or ringlike structure;  a woman's close-fitting foundation garment;  verb put a girdle on or around;  cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
  • pemphigus - noun a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • peptic - adj. relating to or promoting digestion
  • ulcer - noun a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  • percussion - noun the act of exploding a percussion cap;  the act of playing a percussion instrument;  tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes;  the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
  • percutaneous - adj. through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches)
  • gastrostomy - noun surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)
  • tube - noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases; electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope;  (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure;  an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city);  a hollow cylindrical shape;  verb place or enclose in a tube;  ride or float on an inflated tube;  convey in a tube; provide with a tube or insert a tube into
  • percutaneous - adj. through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches)
  • angioplasty - noun an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery
  • perforation - noun the act of punching a hole (especially a row of holes as for ease of separation);  a line of small holes for tearing at a particular place;  a hole made in something
  • perfusion - noun pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels)
  • scan - noun the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region;  an image produced by scanning;  verb read metrically;  make a wide, sweeping search of;  move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image;  examine hastily; examine minutely or intensely;  conform to a metrical pattern;  obtain data from magnetic tapes
  • periodontitis - noun a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
  • permanent - adj. continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place;  not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition;  noun a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
  • dentition - noun the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal;  the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
  • phagocyte - noun a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
  • pharyngitis - noun inflammation of the fauces and pharynx
  • Philadelphia - noun the largest city in Pennsylvania; located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river; site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed; site of the University of Pennsylvania
  • chromosome - noun a threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
  • pinch - noun a squeeze with the fingers;  an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed;  a painful or straitened circumstance;  the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal);  a small sharp bite or snip;  a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action;  a slight but appreciable addition;  verb irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; squeeze tightly between the fingers;  cut the top off;  make ridges into by pinching together;  make off with belongings of others
  • pitting - noun the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
  • edema - noun swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
  • placenta - noun the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus;  that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form
  • anatomic - adj. of or relating to the structure of the body;  of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms
  • plantar - adj. relating to or occurring on the undersurface of the foot
  • plaque - noun (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body;  a memorial made of brass
  • Plasmodium - noun parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans;  multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime molds
  • platysma - noun either of two broad muscles located on either side of the neck and innervated by the facial nerve; extends from lower jaw to clavicle and is involved in moving the mouth and jaw
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • pneumonia - noun respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
  • pneumonia - noun respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
  • polio - noun an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
  • polyp - noun one of two forms that coelenterates take eg a hydra or coral: usually sedentary and has a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth;  a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
  • colon - noun the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted;  a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter);  a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal;  the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos; the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
  • popliteal - adj. of or relating to the area behind the knee joint
  • artery - noun a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic;  a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
  • popliteal - adj. of or relating to the area behind the knee joint
  • fossa - noun largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets;  monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets;  a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • positioning - adj. causing to fall into line or into position;  noun the act of putting something in a certain place
  • terminology - noun a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
  • radiography - noun photography that uses other kinds of radiation than visible light;  the process of making a radiograph; producing an image on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light
  • surgical - adj. performed with great precision;  relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine;  of or relating to or involving or used in surgery
  • positron - noun an elementary particle with positive charge; interaction of a positron and an electron results in annihilation
  • emission - noun the act of emitting; causing to flow forth;  the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe);  the release of electrons from parent atoms;  any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body;  a substance that is emitted or released
  • tomography - noun (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
  • PET - adj. preferred above all others and treated with partiality;  nouna domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement;  a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight); using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain);  a special loved one;  verb stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking;  stroke or caress gently
  • posterior - adj. at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates;  noun a tooth situated at the back of the mouth; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • projection - noun any structure that branches out from a central support;  the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction;  a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations;  the projection of an image from a film onto a screen;  the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else;  any solid convex shape that juts out from something;  the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting;  the act of projecting out from something;  a planned undertaking
  • postural - adj. of or relating to or involving posture
  • drainage - noun emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • pregnancy - noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  • primitive - adj. used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies; of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style; little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type; belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness;  noun a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms;  a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived;  a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
  • node - noun (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network;  any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part;  (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane;  (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system;  any thickened enlargement;  a connecting point at which several lines come together;  the source of lymph and lymphocytes
  • prolapse - noun the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus);  verb slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
  • umbilical - adj. relating to or resembling the umbilicus;  nounmembranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
  • cord - noun a line made of twisted fibers or threads;  a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton;  a light insulated conductor for household use;  a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet;  verb bind or tie with a cord;  stack in cords
  • pronation - noun rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward
  • pronator - noun a muscle that produces or assists in pronation
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • prone - adj. lying face downward;  having a tendency (to); often used in combination
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • Proteus - noun type genus of the Proteidae;  (Greek mythology) a prophetic god who served Poseidon; was capable of changing his shape at will
  • syndrome - noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • proximal - adj. situated nearest to point of attachment or origin
  • Pseudomonas - noun type genus of the family Pseudomonodaceae
  • psoriasis - noun a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
  • arthritis - noun inflammation of a joint or joints
  • pubis - noun one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis
  • infestation - noun a swarm of insects that attack plants;  the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
  • pubic - adj. relating or near the pubis
  • bone - adj. consisting of or made up of bone;  noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones;  rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates;  the porous calcified substance from which bones are made;  verb remove the bones from;  study intensively, as before an exam
  • pulmonary - adj. relating to or affecting the lungs
  • circulation - noun the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area;  the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines);  free movement or passage through a series of vessels (as of water through pipes or sap through a plant);  movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels;  number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold;  (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period
  • pulmonary - adj. relating to or affecting the lungs
  • emphysema - noun an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
  • peripheral - adj. on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area;  related to the key issue but not of central importance;  noun (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer
  • punch - noun (boxing) a blow with the fist;  a tool for making holes or indentations;  an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl; verb deliver a quick blow to;  make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation;  drive forcibly as if by a punch
  • biopsy - noun examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
  • purpura - noun any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding
  • pyelonephritis - noun inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection
  • granuloma - noun a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • plantae - noun the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • quadriceps - noun a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
  • anatomy - noun a detailed analysis;  the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals;  alternative names for the body of a human being
  • positioning - adj. causing to fall into line or into position;  noun the act of putting something in a certain place
  • radiography - noun photography that uses other kinds of radiation than visible light;  the process of making a radiograph; producing an image on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light
  • radiolucent - adj. almost complete transparent to X-rays or other forms of radiation
  • phenomenon - noun any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning;  a remarkable development
  • rectus - noun any of various straight muscles
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • recumbent - adj. lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • respiration - noun the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs;  a single complete act of breathing in and out;  the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  • diverticulum - noun a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • restoration - noun the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state;  the re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660;  a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc;  some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed;  the reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685;  getting something back again;  the state of being restored to its former good condition
  • retina - noun the light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
  • retinal - adj. in or relating to the retina of the eye;  noun either of two yellow to red retinal pigments formed from rhodopsin by the action of light
  • detachment - noun the act of releasing from an attachment or connection;  a small unit of troops of special composition;  coming apart;  avoiding emotional involvement;  the state of being isolated or detached
  • retinoblastoma - noun malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • diabetic - adj. suffering from diabetes;  of or relating to or causing diabetes;  noun someone who has diabetes
  • rhabdomyosarcoma - noun a highly malignant neoplasm derived from striated muscle
  • arthritis - noun inflammation of a joint or joints
  • rhythm - noun recurring at regular intervals;  the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements;  the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music;  natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle);  an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
  • rib - noun support resembling the rib of an animal;  a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural;  a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant;  any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates);  a teasing remark;  cut of meat including one or more ribs;  verb form vertical ribs by knitting;  subject to laughter or ridicule
  • right - adj. correct in opinion or judgment;  (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward;  having the axis perpendicular to the base;  intended for the right hand;  of or belonging to the political or intellectual right;  being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north;  in conformance with justice or law or morality;  in or into a satisfactory condition;  appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs;  free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth;  most suitable or right for a particular purpose;  socially right or correct;  in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;  adv exactly;  immediately;  an interjection expressing agreement;  precisely, exactly;  completely;  toward or on the right; also used figuratively;  (Southern regional intensive) very;  in the right manner;  in a correct manner;  in accordance with moral or social standards;  noun a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east;  anything in accord with principles of justice;  an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature;  the hand that is on the right side of the body;  those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged;  location near or direction toward the right side; ie the side to the south when a person or object faces east;  (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing;  the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right;  verbregain an upright or proper position;  put in or restore to an upright position;  make reparations or amends for;  make right or correct
  • anterior - adj. earlier in time;  of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body;  noun a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
  • oblique - adj. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled;  indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;  noun any grammatical case other than the nominative;  a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • right - adj. correct in opinion or judgment;  (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward;  having the axis perpendicular to the base;  intended for the right hand;  of or belonging to the political or intellectual right;  being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north;  in conformance with justice or law or morality;  in or into a satisfactory condition;  appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs;  free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth;  most suitable or right for a particular purpose;  socially right or correct;  in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;  adv exactly;  immediately;  an interjection expressing agreement;  precisely, exactly;  completely;  toward or on the right; also used figuratively;  (Southern regional intensive) very;  in the right manner;  in a correct manner;  in accordance with moral or social standards;  noun a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east;  anything in accord with principles of justice;  an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature;  the hand that is on the right side of the body;  those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged;  location near or direction toward the right side; ie the side to the south when a person or object faces east;  (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing;  the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right;  verbregain an upright or proper position;  put in or restore to an upright position;  make reparations or amends for;  make right or correct
  • posterior - adj. at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates;  noun a tooth situated at the back of the mouth; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • oblique - adj. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled;  indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;  noun any grammatical case other than the nominative;  a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • rigidity - noun the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending;  the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
  • rubella - noun a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester
  • rule - noun measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths;  a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior;  (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems;  any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order;  prescribed guide for conduct or action;  directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted;  (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice;  the duration of a monarch's or government's power;  something regarded as a normative example; a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system;  a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct;  dominance or power through legal authority;  verb keep in check;  decide with authority;  decide on and make a declaration about;  mark or draw with a ruler;  have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac;  exercise authority over; as of nations;  be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  • ruptured - adj. suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst')
  • globe - noun a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented;  the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on;  an object with a spherical shape
  • sacral - adj. of or relating to sacred rites;  of or relating to or near the sacrum
  • foramen - noun a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
  • sacrum - noun wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx
  • saddle - noun posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl;  a seat for the rider of a horse;  a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe;  cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins;  a seat for the rider of a bicycle;  a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle);  verb load or burden; encumber;  put a saddle on;  impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
  • joint - adj. involving both houses of a legislature;  united or combined;  affecting or involving two or more;  noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking;  junction by which parts or objects are joined together;  a disreputable place of entertainment; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion);  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;  verb separate (meat) at the joint;  fasten with a joint;  provide with a joint;  fit as if by joints
  • sagittal - adj. located in a plane that is parallel to the central plane of the sagittal suture
  • plane - adj. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  noun a carpenter's hand tool with an adj.ustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  a level of existence or development;  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;  verb cut or remove with or as if with a plane;  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;  travel on the surface of water
  • sarcoidosis - noun a chronic disease of unknown cause marked by the formation of nodules in the lungs and liver and lymph glands and salivary glands
  • scabies - noun a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
  • scabies - noun a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
  • mite - noun any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods;  a slight but appreciable addition
  • scapula - noun either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
  • scar - noun a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue;  an indication of damage;  verb mark with a scar
  • sciatic - adj. of or relating to the ischium (or the part of the hipbone containing it);  relating to or caused by or afflicted with sciatica
  • nerve - noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body;  impudent aggressiveness;  the courage to carry on;  verb get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
  • carcinoma - noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
  • scleroderma - noun genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles;  an autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin
  • scoliosis - noun an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column
  • dermatitis - noun inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
  • secondary - adj. belonging to a lower class or rank;  not of major importance;  being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate;  depending on or incidental to what is original or primary;  inferior in rank or status;  noun the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen;  coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
  • syphilis - noun a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
  • serratus - noun any of several muscles of the trunk
  • anterior - adj. earlier in time;  of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body;  noun a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • shingles - noun eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
  • shingles - noun eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
  • shoulder - noun narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road;  the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm;  a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula;  a cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal; verb push with the shoulders;  carry a burden, either real or metaphoric;  lift onto one's shoulders
  • girdle - noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers;  an encircling or ringlike structure;  a woman's close-fitting foundation garment;  verb put a girdle on or around;  cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
  • shoulder - noun narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road;  the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm;  a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula;  a cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal; verb push with the shoulders;  carry a burden, either real or metaphoric;  lift onto one's shoulders
  • joint - adj. involving both houses of a legislature;  united or combined;  affecting or involving two or more;  noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking;  junction by which parts or objects are joined together;  a disreputable place of entertainment; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion);  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;  verb separate (meat) at the joint;  fasten with a joint;  provide with a joint;  fit as if by joints
  • sickle - noun an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle
  • cell - noun (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;  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;  a room where a prisoner is kept;  small room is which a monk or nun lives;  any small compartment;  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;  a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  • anemia - noun genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America;  a deficiency of red blood cells;  a lack of vitality
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • sitting - adj. not moving and therefore easy to attack;  (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks;  noun the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position; (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait);  a session as of a legislature or court;  a meeting of spiritualists
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • skeletal - adj. of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton; very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • anatomy - noun a detailed analysis;  the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals;  alternative names for the body of a human being
  • A - noun the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen;  the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet;  the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;  a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 00001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation;  (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA;  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose);  any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
  • skeletal - adj. of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton; very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • skeleton - noun the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape;  a scandal that is kept secret;  something reduced to its minimal form;  the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
  • skin - noun an outer surface (usually thin);  a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal;  a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch;  a person's skin regarded as their life;  the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of eg a fruit);  body covering of a living animal;  the rind of a fruit or vegetable;  verb strip the skin off;  bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of;  remove the bark of a tree;  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  • skin - noun an outer surface (usually thin);  a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal;  a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch;  a person's skin regarded as their life;  the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of eg a fruit);  body covering of a living animal;  the rind of a fruit or vegetable;  verb strip the skin off;  bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of;  remove the bark of a tree;  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  • common - adj. having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual;  belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public;  commonly encountered;  being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language;  of or associated with the great masses of people;  to be expected; standard;  common to or shared by two or more parties; lacking refinement or cultivation or taste;  of low or inferior quality or value;  noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • measurement - noun the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
  • skin - noun an outer surface (usually thin);  a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal;  a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch;  a person's skin regarded as their life;  the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of eg a fruit);  body covering of a living animal;  the rind of a fruit or vegetable;  verb strip the skin off;  bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of;  remove the bark of a tree;  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  • tag - noun (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game);  a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser;  a label made of cardboard or plastic or metal;  a small piece of cloth or paper;  verb provide with a name or nickname;  attach a tag or label to;  touch a player while he is holding the ball;  supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes;  go after with the intent to catch
  • skull - noun the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
  • Smith - noun someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable);  someone who works at something specified;  Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790);  English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631);  religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844);  United States blues singer (1894-1937);  United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886);  United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986);  United States sculptor (1906-1965); Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • soft - adj. not brilliant or glaring;  willing to negotiate and compromise;  out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance;  yielding readily to pressure or weight; compassionate and kind; conciliatory;  (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh');  (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected;  (of sound) relatively low in volume;  not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons);  using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation;  (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value;  mild and pleasant;  not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship;  having little impact;  used chiefly as a direction or description in music;  soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; tolerant or lenient;  produced with vibration of the vocal cords;  easily hurt;  adv in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
  • palate - noun the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
  • soleus - noun a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • somite - noun one of a series of similar body segments into which some animals are divided longitudinally
  • sonogram - noun an image of a structure that is produced by ultrasonography (reflections of high-frequency sound waves); used to observe fetal growth or to study bodily organs
  • two - adj. being one more than one;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
  • dimensional - adj. having dimension--the quality or character or stature proper to a person;  of or relating to dimensions
  • sonography - noun using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
  • spider - noun predatory arachnid that usually has silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey;  a skillet made of cast iron;  a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
  • angioma - noun a tumor consisting of a mass of blood or lymphatic vessels
  • spinal - adj. of or relating to the spine or spinal cord;  nounanesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
  • cranial - adj. of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain
  • nerves - noun control of your emotions;  an uneasy psychological state
  • spinal - adj. of or relating to the spine or spinal cord;  nounanesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
  • cord - noun a line made of twisted fibers or threads;  a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton;  a light insulated conductor for household use;  a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet;  verb bind or tie with a cord;  stack in cords
  • CT - noun 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;  a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • myelogram - noun X-ray film of the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots and subarachnoid space
  • transverse - adj. extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
  • section - noun one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object;  a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical);  a segment of a citrus fruit;  a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon;  a small army unit usually having a special function;  a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class;  (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid;  a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people;  a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope;  a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side;  the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation);  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  a specialized division of a large organization;  verb divide into segments
  • spiral - adj. in the shape of a coil;  noun flying downward in a helical path with a large radius;  ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center;  a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center;  a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops;  a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle;  verb form a spiral;  to wind or move in a spiral course;  move in a spiral or zigzag course
  • fracture - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
  • long - adj. having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains";  primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified;  primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified;  (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration;  holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices;  involving substantial risk;  of relatively great height;  planning prudently for the future;  good at remembering;  adv for an extended time or at a distant time;  for an extended distance;  verb desire strongly or persistently
  • spiral - adj. in the shape of a coil;  noun flying downward in a helical path with a large radius;  ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center;  a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center;  a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops;  a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle;  verb form a spiral;  to wind or move in a spiral course;  move in a spiral or zigzag course
  • organ - noun wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard;  a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function;  a periodical that is published by a special interest group;  a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ;  a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
  • spirometry - noun the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity
  • splenius - noun either of two flat muscles that extend from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull and serve to rotate or flex or extend the head and neck
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • spondylolisthesis - noun a forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves
  • cell - noun (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;  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;  a room where a prisoner is kept;  small room is which a monk or nun lives;  any small compartment;  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;  a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  • carcinoma - noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
  • calculus - noun the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions;  a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body;  an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
  • Staphylococcus - noun spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
  • stasis - noun inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces;  an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
  • dermatitis - noun inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
  • stent - noun a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
  • sting - noun a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin;  a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung;  a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property;  a mental pain or distress;  verbdeliver a sting to;  cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging;  saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous;  cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort;  cause a stinging pain
  • strabismus - noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
  • strawberry - noun a soft red birthmark;  sweet fleshy red fruit;  any of various low perennial herbs with many runners and bearing white flowers followed by edible fruits having many small achenes scattered on the surface of an enlarged red pulpy berry
  • hemangioma - noun benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels; some appear as birthmarks
  • streptococci - noun spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause eg scarlet fever and tonsillitis
  • nigra - noun (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
  • plane - adj. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  noun a carpenter's hand tool with an adj.ustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  a level of existence or development;  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;  verb cut or remove with or as if with a plane;  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;  travel on the surface of water
  • subdural - adj. below the dura mater but above the arachnoid membrane of the meninges
  • hematoma - noun a localized swelling filled with blood
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • superior - adj. (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by;  (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by;  of or characteristic of high rank or importance;  of high or superior quality or performance;  having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit;  having a higher rank;  written or printed above and to one side of another character;  noun a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth;  the head of a religious community;  one of greater rank or station or quality;  a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character;  the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes;  a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  • supination - noun rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • supinator - noun a muscle (especially in the forearm) that produces or assists in supination
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • supine - adj. lying face upward;  offering no resistance
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • surface - adj. on the surface;  involving a surface only;  noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary;  a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something;  the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object;  the outermost level of the land or sea;  a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight; information that has become public;  verb come to the surface; appear or become visible; make a showing;  put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
  • biopsy - noun examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
  • swallow - noun the act of swallowing;  small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations;  a small amount of liquid food;  verb believe or accept without questioning or challenge;  keep from expressing;  take back what one has said;  utter indistinctly;  engulf and destroy;  pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking;  tolerate or accommodate oneself to;  enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
  • sympathetic - adj. expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward;  (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings;  of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system;  having similar disposition and tastes;  relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body;  showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
  • trunk - noun luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage;  the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber;  a long flexible snout as of an elephant;  compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools;  the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
  • synapse - noun the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle
  • syphilis - noun a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
  • syringe - noun a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids;  verb spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe
  • Taenia - noun tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host;  a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
  • talipes - noun congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
  • talipes - noun congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
  • tangential - adj. of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent;  of superficial relevance if any
  • projection - noun any structure that branches out from a central support;  the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction;  a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations;  the projection of an image from a film onto a screen;  the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else;  any solid convex shape that juts out from something;  the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting;  the act of projecting out from something;  a planned undertaking
  • tapeworm - noun ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
  • temperature - noun the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity);  the somatic sensation of cold or heat
  • temporalis - noun muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • joint - adj. involving both houses of a legislature;  united or combined;  affecting or involving two or more;  noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking;  junction by which parts or objects are joined together;  a disreputable place of entertainment; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion);  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;  verb separate (meat) at the joint;  fasten with a joint;  provide with a joint;  fit as if by joints
  • teratoma - noun a tumor consisting of a mixture of tissues not normally found at that site
  • thalassemia - noun an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
  • thoracic - adj. of or relating to the chest or thorax
  • cage - noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept;  the net that is the goal in ice hockey;  United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992);  something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement;  a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice;  verbconfine in a cage
  • fascia - noun a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
  • thorax - noun part of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs; the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates;  the middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen
  • viscera - noun internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)
  • thrombus - noun a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin
  • thrush - noun songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast;  a woman who sings popular songs; candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults
  • tibialis - noun either of two skeletal muscle in each leg arising from the tibia; provides for movement of the foot
  • anterior - adj. earlier in time;  of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body;  noun a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • tick - noun any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals;  a light mattress;  a metallic tapping sound;  a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc;  verb sew;  make a sound like a clock or a timer;  put a check mark on or near or next to;  make a clicking or ticking sound
  • bite - noun a portion removed from the whole;  the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws;  (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait;  a light informal meal;  a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person;  a strong odor or taste property;  wit having a sharp and caustic quality;  a small amount of solid food; a mouthful;  a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin;  verb penetrate or cut, as with a knife;  to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws;  cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort;  deliver a sting to
  • tinea - noun type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths;  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • tinea - noun type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths;  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • tinea - noun type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths;  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • black - adj. marked by anger or resentment or hostility;  of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin;  extremely dark;  being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light;  (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood;  soiled with dirt or soot;  dressed in black;  (of coffee) without cream or sugar;  (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame;  offering little or no hope;  (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading;  harshly ironic or sinister;  distributed or sold illicitly;  noun black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning);  (board games) the darker pieces;  the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white);  a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa);  popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928);  British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799);  total absence of light;  verb make or become black
  • dot - noun the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code;  street name for lysergic acid diethylamide;  the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966;  a very small circular shape;  verb mark with a dot;  make a dot or dots;  scatter or intersperse like dots or studs;  distribute loosely
  • type - noun a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper;  a subdivision of a particular kind of thing;  all of the tokens of the same symbol;  printed characters;  (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon;  a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);  verbidentify as belonging to a certain type;  write by means of a keyboard with types
  • tinea - noun type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths;  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • gray - adj. of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black;  darkened with overcast; intermediate in character or position;  used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms);  showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair;  noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black;  United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888);  American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806);  English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771); horse of a light gray or whitish color;  clothing that is a grey color; any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey;  verbturn grey;  make grey
  • patch - noun a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole;  a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program;  a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body;  a protective cloth covering for an injured eye;  sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment);  a connection intended to be used for a limited time;  a small contrasting part of something;  a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation;  a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition;  verb mend by putting a patch on;  to join or unite the pieces of;  provide with a patch; also used metaphorically;  repair by adding pieces
  • type - noun a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper;  a subdivision of a particular kind of thing;  all of the tokens of the same symbol;  printed characters;  (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon;  a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);  verbidentify as belonging to a certain type;  write by means of a keyboard with types
  • tinea - noun type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths;  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • tinea - noun type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths;  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • tinea - noun type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths;  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • tonsil - noun either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
  • tooth - noun a means of enforcement;  toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell; something resembling the tooth of an animal;  one of a number of uniform projections on a gear;  hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
  • gout - noun 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
  • toxic - adj. of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison
  • epidermal - adj. of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula
  • necrolysis - noun disintegration and dissolution of dead tissue
  • Toxicodendron - noun in some classifications: comprising those members of the genus Rhus having foliage that is poisonous to the touch; of North America and northern South America
  • trachea - noun membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi;  one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids
  • tracheostomy - noun a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes
  • transcutaneous - adj. through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches)
  • electrical - adj. relating to or concerned with electricity;  using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
  • nerve - noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body;  impudent aggressiveness;  the courage to carry on;  verb get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
  • stimulation - noun the act of arousing an organism to action;  any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action;  (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc);  mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
  • transverse - adj. extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
  • plane - adj. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  noun a carpenter's hand tool with an adj.ustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  a level of existence or development;  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;  verb cut or remove with or as if with a plane;  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;  travel on the surface of water
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • trapezius - noun either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • trauma - noun an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects;  any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc
  • ruptured - adj. suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst')
  • globe - noun a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented;  the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on;  an object with a spherical shape
  • blunt - adj. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion;  used of a knife or other blade; not sharp;  having a broad or rounded end;  verb make less sharp;  make less intense;  make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation;  make dull or blunt;  make numb or insensitive
  • trematode - noun parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
  • triceps - noun any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii)
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • adult - adj. (of animals) fully developed;  noun any mature animal;  a fully developed person from maturity onward
  • female - adj. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop;  for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls;  characteristic of or peculiar to a woman;  noun an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa);  a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  • worm - noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae;  screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack;  a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network;  a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect;  verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
  • trichobezoar - noun a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)
  • Trichophyton - noun a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm and favus
  • trophozoite - noun a sporozoan in the active feeding stage of its life cycle
  • Trousseau - noun the personal outfit of a bride; clothes and accessories and linens
  • sign - adj. used of the language of the deaf;  noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened);  a public display of a (usually written) message;  a character indicating a relation between quantities;  a gesture that is part of a sign language;  a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified;  (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease;  structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted;  any communication that encodes a message;  an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come;  (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided;  having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges);  verb be engaged by a written agreement; communicate in sign language;  mark with one's signature; write one's name (on);  communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs;  place signs, as along a road;  engage by written agreement;  approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation;  make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
  • tuberculin - noun a sterile liquid containing a purified protein derivative of the tuberculosis bacterium; used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
  • test - noun the act of testing something;  the act of undergoing testing;  any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc;  a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins;  trying something to find out about it;  a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge;  verb undergo a test;  determine the presence or properties of (a substance);  achieve a certain score or rating on a test;  put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; show a certain characteristic when tested;  examine someone's knowledge of something;  test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
  • tumor - noun an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
  • tympanic - adj. associated with the eardrum;  resembling a drum
  • membrane - noun a thin pliable sheet of material;  a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects organs or cells of animals
  • tympanic - adj. associated with the eardrum;  resembling a drum
  • thermometer - noun measuring instrument for measuring temperature
  • ulcerative - adj. of or relating to or characterized by ulceration
  • colitis - noun inflammation of the colon
  • umbilical - adj. relating to or resembling the umbilicus;  nounmembranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
  • cord - noun a line made of twisted fibers or threads;  a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton;  a light insulated conductor for household use;  a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet;  verb bind or tie with a cord;  stack in cords
  • upper - adj. higher in place or position;  superior in rank or accomplishment;  the topmost one of two;  noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot;  a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression;  the higher of two berths
  • series - noun (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions;  a periodical that appears at scheduled times; (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams; similar things placed in order or happening one after another;  a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection; (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other;  a serialized set of programs
  • urinary - adj. of or relating to the function or production or secretion of urine;  of or relating to the urinary system of the body
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • urticaria - noun an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
  • hives - noun an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
  • uterus - noun a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
  • venous - adj. of or contained in or performing the function of the veins
  • varicella - noun an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
  • chicken - adj. easily frightened;  noun a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl;  a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops;  the flesh of a chicken used for food;  a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  • pox - noun a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks;  a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
  • varicosis - noun pathological condition of being varicose or having varicose veins
  • vascular - adj. of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids
  • specialized - adj. marked by or characteristic of specialization in a mechanical or scientific subject;  developed or designed for a special activity or function
  • primary - adj. not derived from or reducible to something else; basic;  of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondhand;  of primary importance;  most important element;  of or being the essential or basic part;  noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen;  one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing;  coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit
  • vasectomy - noun surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • venipuncture - noun (medicine) puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye
  • venous - adj. of or contained in or performing the function of the veins
  • system - noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • ventilation - noun the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air;  a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air; the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation;  free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
  • scan - noun the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region;  an image produced by scanning;  verb read metrically;  make a wide, sweeping search of;  move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image;  examine hastily; examine minutely or intensely;  conform to a metrical pattern;  obtain data from magnetic tapes
  • Index - noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adj.ust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • ventral - adj. toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal);  nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism
  • decubitus - noun a reclining position (as in a bed)
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • brain - noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord;  mental ability;  the brain of certain animals used as meat;  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;  verb kill by smashing someone's skull;  hit on the head
  • shunt - noun implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body;  a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current;  a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another;  verb transfer to another track, of trains; provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
  • Venturi - noun a tube with a constriction; used to control fluid flow (as in the air inlet of a carburetor);  United States architect (born in 1925)
  • mask - noun activity that tries to conceal something;  a covering to disguise or conceal the face;  a protective covering worn over the face;  a party of guests wearing costumes and masks;  verb put a mask on or cover with a mask;  shield from light;  cover with a sauce; hide under a false appearance
  • verruca - noun (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
  • vertebral - adj. of or relating to or constituting vertebrae
  • disc - noun a flat circular plate;  (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored;  sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove;  something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
  • anatomy - noun a detailed analysis;  the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals;  alternative names for the body of a human being
  • vertebral - adj. of or relating to or constituting vertebrae
  • column - noun (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure;  a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument);  a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands;  an article giving opinions or perspectives;  a line of (usually military) units following one after another;  a linear array of numbers one above another;  anything tall and relatively thin that approximates the shape of a column or tower
  • vertical - adj. of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group);  at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line;  relating to or involving all stages of a business from production to distribution;  upright in position or posture;  noun something that is oriented vertically;  a vertical structural member as a post or stake
  • banded - adj. identified with a band especially around a leg; characterized by a band of especially white around the body; marked with bands or strips of contrasting color or texture
  • in - adj. currently fashionable;  directed or bound inward;  holding office;  adv to or toward the inside of;  noun a state in midwestern United States;  a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot;  a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
  • pemphigus - noun a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane
  • viral - adj. relating to or caused by a virus
  • viscera - noun internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)
  • thorax - noun part of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs; the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates;  the middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen
  • vision - noun the perceptual experience of seeing;  a vivid mental image;  a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance;  the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses;  the ability to see; the visual faculty
  • vitiligo - noun an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
  • vocal - adj. full of the sound of voices;  having or using the power to produce speech or sound;  relating to or designed for or using the singing voice;  given to expressing yourself freely or insistently;  nouna short musical composition with words;  music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
  • volvulus - noun abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the are of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction
  • filiform - adj. thin in diameter; resembling a thread
  • common - adj. having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual;  belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public;  commonly encountered;  being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language;  of or associated with the great masses of people;  to be expected; standard;  common to or shared by two or more parties; lacking refinement or cultivation or taste;  of low or inferior quality or value;  noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • wheal - noun a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
  • urticaria - noun an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
  • tumor - noun an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
  • Wilson - noun a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high);  28th President of the United States; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924);  United States literary critic (1895-1972);  Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959);  United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929);  American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798);  Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993);  United States physicist honored for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1918);  Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813); English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991);  author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • wound - adj. put in a coil;  noun the act of inflicting a wound;  a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat;  a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride);  any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision;  verb cause injuries or bodily harm to;  hurt the feelings of
  • healing - adj. tending to cure or restore to health;  noun the natural process by which the body repairs itself
  • xanthelasma - noun xanthoma of the eyelids; occurs chiefly in the elderly
  • suction - noun a force over an area produced by a pressure difference;  the act of sucking;  verb empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction;  remove or draw away by the force of suction
  • catheter - noun a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
  • zoster - noun eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
  • eruption - noun the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum;  (of volcanos) pouring out fumes of lava (or a deposit so formed);  symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible;  a sudden very loud noise;  a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition);  the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
  • mild - adj. moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme;  mild and pleasant;  humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
  • Z - noun the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet;  the ending of a series or sequence
  • track - noun the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track;  any road or path affording passage especially a rough one;  a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll;  a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels;  a groove on a phonograph recording;  (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data;  an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground;  a course over which races are run;  evidence pointing to a possible solution;  a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc;  a line or route along which something travels or moves;  verb make tracks upon;  carry on the feet and deposit;  observe or plot the moving path of something;  travel across or pass over;  go after with the intent to catch
  • method - noun a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps);  an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
  • major - adj. greater in number or size or amount;  greater in scope or effect;  of full legal age;  of a scale or mode;  of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes;  of greater importance or stature or rank;  of greater seriousness or danger; noun the principal field of study of a student at a university;  a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain;  a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943);  verb have as one's principal field of study
  • muscle - noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • Zygomycetes - noun class of fungi coextensive with subdivision Zygomycota
  • zygote - noun the cell resulting from the union of an ovum and a spermatozoon (including the organism that develops from that cell)
  • development - noun act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining;  (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated;  a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation;  a district that has been developed to serve some purpose;  processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage);  a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess);  the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  • Illustration - noun a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand; artwork that helps make something clear or attractive;  an item of information that is representative of a type;  showing by example

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