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.
cupular caecum of cochlear duct
the closed blind apical end of the cochlear duct.
Word of the Day Archive
the choke cherry, a North American tree whose leaves and seeds contain cyanogenetic compounds and can cause cyanide poisoning in livestock.
the boundary zone between the chromatin domains and the interchromosomal domain of the cell nucleus, forming a compartment in which RNA processing and replication and DNA replication occur.
the attachment of individual DNA molecules to each other, as occurs in vivo in the assembly of functional vertebrate immunoglobulin genes, or in vitro in various techniques of recombinant DNA technology.
the asymmetric polyneuropathy that accompanies leprosy.
the annual rate of increase of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a man’s blood.
that time during which the cell rests; it is represented by phase 4 of the action potential.
double support phase
that part of the gait cycle when both feet are in contact with the floor.