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aeromedical of or relating to aeromedicine.
aeromedicine a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases arising from flying.
aetiologist a student of aetiology.
aetiology the science of causes, esp of disease.
anaesthesiology a branch of medical science dealing with anesthetics.
anatomy the structure of an organism.
andrologist a student of andrology.
andrology the branch of medicine dealing with diseases specific to males.
anesthesiology a branch of medical science dealing with anesthetics.
angiology the branch of medical science concerned with blood vessels and the lymphatic system.
audiologic relating to the study of hearing.
audiological relating to the study of hearing.
audiologically (Adv.) AUDIOLOGICAL, relating to the study of hearing.
audiologist one who studies hearing.
audiology the study of hearing.
ayurveda (Sanskrit) the traditional system of Indian medicine.
ayurvedic relating to ayurveda, the traditional system of Indian medicine.
ayurvedics the traditional system of Indian medicine.
balneological related to balneology, the science of the therapeutic use of baths.
balneology the science of the therapeutic use of baths.
bariatrics the medical treatment of obesity.
bioethic relating to bioethics.
bioethics the study of the ethical problems produced by medical research etc.
biomedicine medicine based on the application of the principles of the natural sciences and esp biology and biochemistry.
bionic relating to bionics, esp in context of parts of the body replaced by electronic components.
bionics the study of the replacement of parts of the body by electronic components.
bionomy physiology.
bioprospecting the exploitation of traditional medicines.
cardiological relating to cardiology.
cardiology the study of the heart.
chiropodial relating to chiropody.
chiropody the treatment of ailments of the feet.
chiropractic the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of mechanical disorders of the joints, esp of the spine.
chiropractor a person who practises chiropractic.
chirurgery surgery.
chirurgical relating to chirurgery, surgery.
craniology the study of skulls, aka phrenology.
craniometric relating to craniometry, a science dealing with cranial measurement.
craniometrical relating to craniometry, a science dealing with cranial measurement.
craniometry a science dealing with cranial measurement.
cranioscopy phrenology.
cryosurgery surgery using instruments at very low temperatures to cut and destroy tissue.
cryosurgical relating to cryosurgery.
cytopathology the study of cells in illness.
cytotechnology the identification of cells and cellular abnormalities in cancer.
dermatography anatomical description of the skin.
dermatologic relating to dermatology.
dermatological relating to dermatology.
dermatology the study of skin.
dermography anatomical description of the skin.
dietetics that part of the medical or hygienic art which relates to diet or food.
dosha (Sanskrit) each of three energies believed in Ayurveda to circulate in the body.
dosiology the branch of medicine that deals with dosages.
dosology the branch of medicine that deals with dosages.
eccrinology the branch of physiology relating to the secretions of the eccrine glands.
emmenology the study of menstruation.
endemiology the study of local diseases.
endocrinology the study of glands.
endodontal relating to endodontics, a branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the pulp.
endodontic relating to endodontics, a branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the pulp.
endodontically (Adv.) ENDODONTIC, relating to endodontics, a branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the pulp.
endodontics a branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the pulp.
enuretics the study of enuresis, uncontrollable urination.
enzymologist a specialist in enzymology.
epidemiologic relating to epidemiology.
epidemiological relating to epidemiology.
epidemiologist one who studies diseases.
epidemiology the study of diseases.
epigenist one who studies the gradual development of the embryo.
ethnomedicine a branch of ethnobotany or medical anthropology that deals with the study of traditional medicines.
etiologic relating to etiology, the science of causes.
etiologist a student of etiology.
etiology the science of causes, esp of disease.
exodontia the branch of dentistry involving the extraction of teeth.
exodontics the branch of dental surgery concerned with the extraction of teeth.
fetologist one who studies the fetus.
fetology the branch of medicine dealing with the fetus.
forensic belonging to courts of law (noun) an argumentative exercise
forensically (Adv.) FORENSIC.
geomedicine the study of diseases as influenced by the geographical environment.
geratological related to geratology, the branch of medicine concerned with the elderly.
geratologist a student of geratology.
geratology the branch of medicine concerned with the elderly and the phenomena associated with ageing.
gerontologic relating to gerontology.
gerontological relating to gerontology.
gerontology the scientific study of aging.
gigantology the study of giants.
gynae (Coll.) gynaecology.
gynaecologic relating to gynaecology.
gynaecological related to gynaecology.
gynaecology the study of women's physiology.
gynecologic relating to gynecology.
gynecological relating to gynecology.
gynecology the study of women's physiology.
gyniatrics the treatment of women's diseases.
gyniatry the treatment of women's diseases.
gynie (Coll.) gynaecology.
gyny (Coll.) gynaecology.
haematologic relating to haematology.
haematological related to haematology.
haematologist a specialist in haematology.
haematology the study of blood, diseases of blood, and blood-forming tissues.
haemodynamics a branch of physiology that deals with the circulation of the blood.
hematologic of or relating to blood or to hematology.
hematological of or relating to blood or to hematology.
hematology the study of blood.
hepatology the study of the liver.
herbalism the practice of herbal medicine.
herbology the use or study of herbal medicine.
hippiatric relating to the treatment of horses' diseases.
hippiatrics the study of the diseases of horses.
hippiatry the treatment of diseases of horses.
histologic relating to histology, the study of organic tissue.
histological relating to histology, the study of organic tissue.
histologically (Adv.) HISTOLOGICAL, relating to histology, the study of organic tissue.
histopathologic relating to histopathology.
histopathology the study of the effects of disease on tissues.
histophysiology a branch of physiology concerned with the function and activities of tissues.
homeopathic of or relating to homeopathy.
homeopathically (Adv.) HOMEOPATHIC, of or relating to homeopathy.
homeopathy the use of minute quantities of medications that in large amounts, produce symptoms like those of the disease being treated.
homoeopath a person who believes in or practises homoeopathy.
homoeopathic related to homoeopathy.
homoeopathy the use of minute quantities of medications that in large amounts, produce symptoms like those of the disease being treated.
hygiene the science of health.
hygienic related to hygiene.
hygienics the principles of hygiene.
hypnologic relating to hypnology, the study of sleep or hypnosis.
hypnological relating to hypnology, the study of sleep or hypnosis.
hypnotherapist one who practises hypnotherapy.
hypnotherapy therapy involving the use of hypnotism.
iatrochemical relating to iatrochemistry.
iatrochemist a practitioner of iatrochemistry.
iatrochemistry the application of chemistry to medical theory and treatment.
iatrogeny the study of diseases or conditions induced in a patient by a doctor or medical treatment.
immunogenetic relating to immunogenetics, the study of the genetic characteristics of immunity.
immunogenetical relating to immunogenetics, the study of the genetic characteristics of immunity.
immunogenetics the study of the genetic characteristics of immunity.
immunologic relating to immunology.
immunological relating to immunology.
immunologically (Adv.) IMMUNOLOGICAL, relating to immunology.
immunology the science of the immune system.
immunopathology the study of immunity to disease.
kinesiologist a specialist in kinesiology.
kinesiology the study of human movement and posture, including aspects of anatomy.
laryngology the study of the larynx.
leechcraft (Arch.) the art of healing.
logopaedic relating to speech therapy.
logopedic relating to speech therapy.
malariology the study of malaria.
mechanotherapy the treatment of disorders or injuries by means of mechanical devices, esp devices that provide exercise for bodily parts.
metabolomics the study of the range of metabolites present in a person's body at normal times, and when suffering from specific diseases.
midwifery the occupation of a midwife.
mycotoxicology the study of fungal poisons.
myologist one who studies muscles.
myology the study of muscles.
necrologic relating to necrology, the study of corpses.
neonatology the study of newborn babies.
nephrological related to nephrology, the study of the kidneys.
nephrologist a student of nephrology.
nephrology the study of the kidneys.
neurologic relating to neurology, the study of nerves.
neurological relating to neurology, the study of nerves.
neurologically (Adv.) NEUROLOGICAL, relating to neurology.
neurology the branch of science which treats of the nervous system.
neurophysiology the physiology of the nervous system.
neuropsychology study of relation between brain and behaviour.
neurosurgical relating to neurosurgery.
neurosurgically (Adv.) NEUROSURGICAL, relating to neurosurgery.
neurotrophic relating to the nutrition of the nervous system, or to nutritional changes influenced by the nervous system.
nosographic relating to nosography, the description of diseases.
nosography the description of diseases.
nosologic relating to nosology, the science of diseases.
nosological relating to nosology, the science of diseases.
nosologically (Adv.) NOSOLOGICAL, relating to nosology.
nosologist one versed in nosology.
nosology the branch of medical science that deals with the classification of diseases.
nostologic relating to nostology, the study of senility.
nostological relating to nostology, the study of senility.
nostology the study of senility.
obstetrician one who specialises in the care of women during pregnancy.
obstetrics the care of women during pregnancy.
odontologic relating to odontology.
odontological relating to odontology.
odontology the study of teeth.
oncologic relating to oncology, the study of tumours.
oncological relating to oncology, the study of tumours.
oncologist one who studies oncology.
oncology the study of tumours.
ophthalmologic relating to ophthalmology.
ophthalmologist one who studies ophthalmology, the science of the eye.
ophthalmology the study of eye and its diseases.
optically (Adv.) OPTICAL, relating to sight.
optology the study of sight.
optometric relating to optometry.
optometrical relating to optometry.
optometry the science of vision and eye-care.
organology the science of organs or of anything considered as an organic structure.
orthopaedic relating to orthopaedics.
orthopaedical relating to orthopaedics.
orthopaedically (Adv.) ORTHOPAEDIC, of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics.
orthopaedics the art or process of curing deformities arising from (orig childhood) disease or injury.
orthopaedy the art or process of curing deformities arising from (orig childhood) disease or injury.
orthopedia the art or process of curing deformities arising from (orig childhood) disease or injury.
orthopedic of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics.
orthopedical related to orthopedics.
orthopedically (Adv.) ORTHOPEDICAL, related to orthopedics.
orthopedics the art or process of curing deformities arising from (orig childhood) disease or injury.
orthopedy the art or process of curing deformities arising from (orig childhood) disease or injury.
orthoptic pertaining to correct vision.
orthoptics the science of correct vision.
orthotic relating to orthosis, the correction of neurotic state.
osteological relating to osteology.
osteologically (Adv.) OSTEOLOGICAL, relating to osteology.
osteology the study of bones.
osteopathic relating to osteopathy.
osteopathically (Adv.) OSTEOPATHIC, relating to osteopathy.
osteopathy a system of healing or treatment consisting largely of manipulation of the bones, and massage.
otologic relating to otology, the science of the ear.
otological relating to otology, the study of the ear.
otologist a practitioner of otology, the study of the ear.
otology the study of the ear.
paediatric relating to the care of children.
paediatrics the care of children.
paediatry the care of children.
paedodontic relating to the branch of dentistry concerned with care of children's teeth.
paedodontics the branch of dentistry concerned with care of children's teeth.
paedologist one who studies the growth and development of children.
paedology the study of the growth and development of children.
pathognomy the science of the signs by which human diseases are indicated.
pathologic relating to pathology.
pathological relating to pathology.
pathologically (Adv.) PATHOLOGICAL, relating to pathology.
pathology the study of diseases or abnormalities or, more particularly, of the changes in tissues or organs that are associated with disease.
pediatric relating to the care of children.
pediatrics the care of children.
pedologic relating to pedology, the study of the growth and development of children.
pedology the study of the growth and development of children.
periodontia the branch of dentistry concerned with periodontal diseases.
periodontic relating to periodontia, the branch of dentistry concerned with periodontal diseases.
periodontically (Adv.) PERIODONTIC, relating to periodontia, the branch of dentistry concerned with periodontal diseases.
periodontology the branch of dentistry concerned with periodontal diseases.
pharmaceutic relating to the knowledge or art of preparing medicines.
pharmaceutics the science of preparing medicines.
pharmacogenomic relating to pharmacogenomics, the branch of pharmacology which deals with the influence of genetic variation on drug response in patients.
pharmacokinetic relating to pharmacokinetics, the study of the way the body deals with drugs.
pharmacologist one who studies pharmacology.
pharmacology the study of drugs.
pharyngological relating to pharyngology, the study of the throat.
pharyngology the study of the throat.
phlebology a branch of anatomy which treats of the veins.
phrenologic relating to phrenology.
phrenological relating to phrenology.
phrenology the study of bumps on the head.
physiatric relating to physiatry, treatment of injury by physical means.
physiatrical relating to physiatry, the treatment of injury by physical means.
physiatrics the treatment of injury by physical means.
physiatry the treatment of injury by physical means.
physio (Short for) physiotherapy.
physiological relating to physiology.
physiologically (Adv.) PHYSIOLOGICAL, of or relating to physiology.
placentology the scientific study of placentae.
pneumonology the study of the respiratory system.
podiatric relating to care of the feet.
podiatry a branch of chiropody that deals esp with the bones of the foot and the mechanics of walking.
podology the study of the feet.
posologic relating to posology, the branch of medicine that deals with dosages.
posological related to posology, the branch of medicine that deals with dosages.
posology the branch of medicine that deals with dosages.
proctologic relating to proctology, the study of the rectum.
proctological relating to proctology, the study of the rectum.
proctology the study of the rectum.
prosthodontia the provision of false teeth.
prosthodontics the provision of false teeth.
psionics the use of the paranormal in the treatment of illness etc.
psychiatric relating to psychiatry.
psychiatrical relating to psychiatry.
psychiatrically (Adv.) PSYCHIATRICAL, relating to psychiatry.
psychiatry a branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
psychochemistry the treatment of mental illness by drugs.
psychognosis the use of hypnosis to study mental phenomena; the study of personality by observation of outward bodily sign.
psychognostic relating to psychognosis.
psychopathist a student of psychopathology.
psychopathology the study of mental illness.
psychosomatics the study of psychosomatic conditions.
pulmonology the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the lungs.
pyretology medical study of fevers.
radiologic of or relating to radiology.
radiological of or relating to radiology.
radiology the study of X-rays and their medical applications.
respirology the branch of medicine concerned with breathing.
rheumatology the study of rheumatism.
rhinologist a student of rhinology, the study of the nose.
rhinology the study of the nose.
roentgenology radiology.
rontgenology the science of X-rays.
sarcology the study of soft, fleshy parts of the body.
serologic as in serologic typing, a technique based on antibody-antigen reactions, for the identification of pathogenic organisms when morphological differentiation is difficult or impossible.
serological as in serological typing, a technique based on antibody-antigen reactions, for the identification of pathogenic organisms when morphological differentiation is difficult or impossible.
serologically (Adv.) SEROLOGICAL, as in serological typing.
serology the study of serums.
solidism the doctrine or theory which attributed diseases to a disordered state of the body solids.
sphygmology the study of the pulse.
splanchnology the study of the entrails or viscera.
stomatological related to stomatology, the study of the mouth.
stomatology the study of the mouth.
symptomatologic relating to symptomatology.
symptomatology the study of symptoms of illness.
symptomology the science of symptoms.
syphilology the study of syphilis.
teratologic relating to teratology.
teratological relating to teratology.
teratology the study of malformations, monstrosities or serious deviations from the normal type in organisms.
thanatological relating to thanatology.
thanatology the description or study of the phenomena of death and of psychological mechanisms for coping with them.
therapeusis that part of medicine concerned with the treatment and cure of diseases.
therapeutic related to the healing arts.
therapeutical related to the healing arts.
therapeutically (Adv.) THERAPEUTIC, related to the healing arts.
therapeutics that part of medicine concerned with the treatment and cure of diseases.
tocology obstetrics; midwifery.
tokology obstetrics; midwifery.
toxicologic of or relating to toxicology, the study of poisons.
toxicological of or relating to toxicology, the study of poisons.
toxicologically (Adv.) TOXICOLOGICAL, of or relating to toxicology or toxins.
toxicology the science which treats of poisons, their effects, antidotes, and recognition.
traumatological relating to traumatology, the study of wounds and their effects.
traumatology the study of wounds and their effects.
trichology the study of hair and its disorders.
typhlology the study of blindness and the blind.
urinology the study of urine or the urinary tract.
urologic relating to urology, the study of urine.
urological relating to urology, the study of urine.
urologist one versed in urology.
urology the study of urine or the urinary tract.
venereological related to venereology, the study of venereal disease.
venereologist one who studies veneral diseases.
venereology the study of venereal disease.
venology the study of veins.
virologist a student of virology.
virology the study of viruses.
zoiatria (Greek) veterinary surgery.
zoiatrics veterinary surgery.
zoopathology the study of animal diseases.
zoopathy animal pathology.
zootomic relating to zootomy, the dissection of animals.
zootomical relating to zootomy, the dissection of animals.
zootomy the dissection of animals; comparative anatomy.