Category Archive: Vocabulary

Jul 24

Medical Monday: Heteroplasty

Heteroplasty is defined as: “A plastic operation in which the portion grafted is taken from an organism or person other than the patient.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: heteroplasty= HET/ROE/PLAS/T*I OPTION #2: heteroplasty= HET/ROE/PLAS/TAO*E OPTION #3: heteroplasty= HET/ROE/PLAFT/YI OPTION #4: heteroplasty= HET/ROE/PLA*EFT OPTION #5: heteroplasty= HET/RA/PLAS/T*I OPTION #6: heteroplasty= HET/RA/PLAS/TAO*E OPTION #7: heteroplasty= HET/RA/PLAFT/YI OPTION #8: …

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Jun 03

Legal Vocabulary: Habendum

Habendum is: “The clause in a deed beginning ‘to have and to hold,’ which determines what interest or estate is granted by the deed.” MACHINE BRIEFS: OPTION #1: habendum= HA/BEN/D*UM OPTION #2: habendum= HA/BEND/D*UM OPTION #3: habendum= HA/BEND/*UM

May 22

Medical Monday: Ketosis

Ketosis is “excessive formation or secretion of ketones in the body, as in acidosis, diabetes, etc.” Ketones are acids that are built up when the body doesn’t have enough glucose to create energy, so it burns stored fats instead. MACHINE BRIEFS: OPTION #1: ketosis= KAOE/ TO*EZ OPTION #2: ketosis= KAOE/ TOE/S*IS

May 08

Medical Monday: Fremitus

Fremitus is defined as follows: “A vibration or tremor, resulting from a physical action such as speaking or coughing, felt by hand and used to assess whether the chest is affected by disease.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: fremitus= FREM/A/T*US OPTION #2: fremitus= FREM/MA/T*US OPTION #3: fremitus= FREM/T*US

Apr 17

Medical Monday: Glottis

Glottis is defined as: “The part of the larynx consisting of the vocal cords and the slit-like opening between them. It affects voice modulation through expansion or contraction.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: glottis= GLOT/*IS OPTION #2: glottis= GLOT/T*IS

Apr 03

Medical Monday: Gavage

Gavage is “the administration of food or drugs by force, typically through a tube leading down the throat to the stomach.” Machine Brief: gavage= GA/VA*J

Mar 27

Medical Monday: Foudroyant

Foudroyant is when the symptoms of a disease occurs suddenly and severely. Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: foudroyant= FAOU/DROI/A*NT OPTION #2: foudroyant= FAOU/DROI/YA*NT OPTION #3: foudroyant= FAOU/DRO*INT

Mar 21

Dictionary Builder: Jejune

Jejune is an adjective that means: “(1) Naive, simplistic, and superficial. (2) (Of ideas or writings) dry and uninteresting.” Machine Brief: jejune= JA/JAO*UN

Mar 13

Medical Monday: Grume

A grume is a blood clot. Machine Brief: OPTION #1: grume= GRAOUM

Feb 27

Medical Monday: Glabella

The glabella is “the smooth part of the forehead above and between the eyebrows.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: glabella= GLA/BEL/A OPTION #2: glabella= GLA/BEL/LA

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