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!
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a bacterial species that is the etiologic agent of sennetsu fever. Formerly called Ehrlichia sennetsu.
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a type of ultrasonography in which on the cathode-ray tube display one axis represents the time required for the return of the echo and the other corresponds to the strength of the echo.
one of the groups of hemolytic streptococci in the Lancefield serologic classification, based on group-specific carbohydrate antigens.
a variable set of complex congenital anomalies of the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems that results from heterotaxia of the abdominal and thoracic viscera.
acne vulgaris that heals and leaves hypertrophic scars.
digital papillary adenoma
a type of solitary, nodular adnexal adenoma on a hand or foot in an adult, thought to originate in eccrine glands; it may extend deeply and even impinge on bone and will recur unless thoroughly excised. These lesions often have malignant transformation and are then called digital papillary adenocarcinoma. Called also aggressive digital papillary adenoma.
potassium hydroxide concentration method
(for oocysts of Cyclospora in a stool sample): a fecal suspension is mixed with potassium hydroxide and saline, filtered, and centrifuged; the sediment is then examined on a slide.
unevenness of density or texture on a recorded radiographic image caused by quantum noise.