A homonym is a word that is pronounced exactly like another word but has different meaning and different spellings. I hope this article will help you to differentiate the terms that looks similar and enhance your medical terminology skills in your career.
Moving the limb or hand away from the body (midline).
Moving the limb or hand towards the body (midline).
It is a collection of pus caused by infection and the decomposition of the tissue.
It refers to small ulcers of the oral mucosa.
It is a condition of failure or inability to void urine.
It is commonly known as bed-wetting, is the inability to control urination.
It relates to the ear or to the sense of hearing.
It refers to the mouth or speaking.
These are hard, thickened areas of skin formed as a result of friction or pressure on the skin.
Often called a stone, is a concretion of material, usually mineral salts that forms in an organ or duct of the body.
A nitrogenous substance found naturally in muscle cells.
It is a waste product produced by muscles and removed from the body by the kidneys.
It refers to having a tail or tail-like appendage.
It refers to having a notochord or spinal column.
It is a thin, bilateral structure that connects to cortical and subcortical regions of the brain.
It is also known as first milk, secreted by the mammary glands around the time of parturition.
It refers to difficulty in swallowing.
It is a language disorder that affects the ability to produce and understand spoken language.
It is a muscle that serves to flex or bend a part of the body.
It denotes the bent portion of an organ or structure. Example: sigmoid flexure, splenic flexure
Facial: pertaining to the face.
Fascial: pertaining to fascia (connective tissue).
It is a milky nipple discharge unrelated to the normal milk production of breast-feeding.
It refers to the passage of turbid, milky urine.
It is the third portion of the small intestine, between the jejunum and cecum.
It is the upper part of the hip bone.
It refers to the bony prominence on each side of the human ankle.
It is the small hammer-shaped bone of the middle ear.
It is a method of feeling with the fingers or hands during physical examination.
It is the subjective feeling of an irregular or abnormally rapid heartbeat.
pertaining to the lateral aspect of the leg.
The perineum is the space between the anus and scrotum in the male and between the anus and the vulva in the female
It is designed to remove the root of a disease or all diseased tissue. Example: radical mastectomy, radical prostatectomy
It refers to any one of the smallest branches of a vessel or nerve.
It refers to the urinary bladder.
These are small, fluid-filled sacs that appear on the skin.
It refers to covered with or of the nature of villi.
Villus (plural: villi):
These are small, finger-like projections that extend into the lumen of the small intestine.
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