Word Of The Day
Dorland's Word of the Day is a great way to broaden your knowledge of medical terminology. With a new and interesting term brought to you from the 32nd edition of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary each day, it's an easy and fun way to increase your medical vocabulary!
You can view a new word on this website each day.
a clear, ringing sound produced in bronchial tubes that are surrounded by consolidation tissues.
Word of the Day Archive
a treatment for peptic ulcers less extensive than the truncal vagotomy, consisting of division of the vagal fibers to the stomach only with preservation of hepatic and celiac branches.
a tract of fibers in the tegmentum, back of the nucleus posterior corporis trapezoidei, believed to connect the latter with the midbrain.
a toxic glycoside found in Daphne mezereum, causing severe or even fatal irritation of the alimentary tract when the plant is eaten.
a thrombus which has an opening through its center, while the circumference is attached to the wall of the vessel.
a thermal burn caused by a very brief exposure to radiant heat of high intensity, as in an explosion or a sudden discharge of electricity.
a technique for correcting clubfoot by weekly manipulation and casting, lasting 5?6 weeks, followed by maintenance with a foot abduction orthosis to prevent recurrence; a percutaneous tenotomy is usually performed before the final casting to lengthen the Achilles tendon and prevent development of a rocker-bottom foot deformity.
pertaining to a legume.