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 clasp made of two or more stainless steel lingual clasps joined to each other and then joined to a major connector by two or more minor connectors; used to brace lingual upper teeth. Called also continuous bar retainer, Kennedy bar, and lingual bar.
Word of the Day Archive
a cephalometric landmark located at the superior margin of the tragus of the ear.
a cell having a single nucleus, especially one in a group where some have multiple nuclei, such as a monocyte or a Sézary cell.
a calcium channel blocking agent structurally related to nifedipine that acts as a vasodilator; administered orally in the treatment of angina pectoris and hypertension.
a buttonlike terminal enlargement of an axon that ends in relation to another neuron at a synapse; called also terminal button, end-foot, and synaptic knob.
a burn produced by direct contact with a chemical, hot object, or electric current.
a bundle of fibers from the tectum of the mesencephalon to the cerebellum.
a buffer system composed of acid phosphate and sodium or potassium salts, e.g., monosodium and disodium acid phosphate; in the body, it is important in regulating the pH of the renal tubular fluids.