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.
inferior to the spine of the scapula.
Word of the Day Archive
near or around an artery.
narrowing of the opening between the pulmonary artery and the right ventricle, usually at the level of the valve leaflets.
myelopathic muscular atrophy
muscular atrophy due to lesion of the spinal cord, as in spinal muscular atrophy.
misidentification due to the mistaken belief that a person or object has been transformed physically or mentally.
mental disorders characterized by acquired impairment in the ability to learn and recall new information, sometimes accompanied by inability to recall previously learned information, and not coupled to dementia or delirium. The disorders are subclassified on the basis of etiology as amnestic disorder due to a general medical condition, substance-induced persisting amnestic disorder, and amnestic disorder not otherwise specified. DSM-IV eliminates the distinction between this term and amnestic syndrome.
meningocele associated with an overlying lipoma.
loss of the power of perceiving cold.