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.
an inherited trait carried on an autosome but expressed in one sex only, e.g., lactation.
Word of the Day Archive
a bacterial species that is not viable on ordinary media but cultivable on fresh egg-yolk medium; it is the causative agent of human granuloma inguinale. Called also Donovan body. Formerly called Calymmatobacterium granulomatis.
tufted hair folliculitis
an inflammatory, exudative scalp condition of unknown etiology, possibly related to folliculitis decalvans, in which multiple hairs emerge from single follicles in a localized area, often resulting in scarring and alopecia (cicatricial alopecia).
canine granulocytic anaplasmosis
an infection of dogs with Anaplasma phagocytophilum, characterized by fever, lethargy, and anorexia with lymphopenia and thrombocytopenia.
a species of tick-borne bacteria that causes infectious cyclic thrombocytopenia in dogs. Formerly called Ehrlichia platys.
an increase over time in the amount of a substance in a living organism because intake of the substance exceeds the organism’s ability to excrete it. It may be either more or less than the amount of the substance in the environment.
an inconstant fold of peritoneum that sometimes extends from the duodenum to the right kidney.
an in vitro technique used to increase the number of copies of a specific segment of DNA to aid in its detection. 2. a term sometimes used to denote in vivo gene amplification, particularly that associated with malignancy.