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.
the sudden, almost uncontrollable, need to urinate.
Word of the Day Archive
the subsidence of swelling, or turgor.
the study of the effects of spatial distance between persons interacting with each other, and of their orientation toward each other.
the state of having a wide jaw.
the stalklike portion of the brain connecting the cerebral hemispheres with the spinal cord and comprising the mesencephalon, pons, and medulla oblongata; the diencephalon is considered part of the brainstem by some. Called also truncus encephalicus [TA]. Also written brain stem.
the spreading of petroleum on water for the purpose of destroying mosquito larvae therein.
the spread of cancer cells from the primary tumor to distant sites, where they form microscopic secondary tumors.
the sensibility of the skin to precise stimulations which furnishes the means for making fine discriminations of touch and temperature.