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ectopia Tweet Definition of ectopia Like Definition of ectopia on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) The condition such that an organ or other body part has an abnormal position.
ectopic Tweet Definition of ectopic Like Definition of ectopic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to ectopia.
  2. (medicine) Being out of place, having an abnormal position.
EEG Tweet Definition of EEG Like Definition of EEG on Facebook
initialism
  1. electroencephalogram
  2. electroencephalograph
EENT Tweet Definition of EENT Like Definition of EENT on Facebook
initialism
  1. (medicine) eyes, ears, nose and throat
EKG Tweet Definition of EKG Like Definition of EKG on Facebook
initialism
  1. Electrocardiogram
electrocardiogram Tweet Definition of electrocardiogram Like Definition of electrocardiogram on Facebook
noun (abbreviated as EKG or ECG)
  1. The curve drawn or traced by an electrocardiograph
electrocardiograph Tweet Definition of electrocardiograph Like Definition of electrocardiograph on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used in the diagnosis and detection of heart abnormalities that measures electric potentials on the surface of the body and creates a record (electrocardiogram) of the electrical currents associated with heart muscle activity
electroencephalogram Tweet Definition of electroencephalogram Like Definition of electroencephalogram on Facebook
noun
  1. a recording of electrical brain activity made by an electroencephalograph.
electroencephalograph Tweet Definition of electroencephalograph Like Definition of electroencephalograph on Facebook
noun
  1. an instrument used for recording of electrical brain activity.
electrologist Tweet Definition of electrologist Like Definition of electrologist on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who uses electrolysis to remove body hair
electrolysis Tweet Definition of electrolysis Like Definition of electrolysis on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) the chemical change produced by passing an electric current through a conducting solution or a molten salt
  2. the destruction of hair roots by means of an electric current
embalm Tweet Definition of embalm Like Definition of embalm on Facebook
verb (wikipedia, embalming)
  1. (transitive) To treat a corpse with preservatives in order to prevent decomposition
    • And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to his father Genesis 50:2
      1. (transitive) To perfume or add fragrance to something
embarrassment Tweet Definition of embarrassment Like Definition of embarrassment on Facebook
noun
  1. A state of discomfort arising from bashfulness.
  2. A state of confusion arising from hesitation or difficulty in choosing.
  3. A person or thing which is the cause of humiliation to another.
    Kevin, you are an embarassment to this family.
    Losing this highly publicized case was an embarassment to the firm.
emmenagogue Tweet Definition of emmenagogue Like Definition of emmenagogue on Facebook
noun
  1. herb that stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation
endoscope Tweet Definition of endoscope Like Definition of endoscope on Facebook
noun
  1. an instrument used to examine a bodily orifice or canal, or a hollow organ
endoscopy Tweet Definition of endoscopy Like Definition of endoscopy on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) the examination of a bodily orifice, canal or organ using an endoscope
endotracheal Tweet Definition of endotracheal Like Definition of endotracheal on Facebook
adjective
  1. within, or through the trachea
enema Tweet Definition of enema Like Definition of enema on Facebook
noun (pl1=enemas, pl2=enemata)
  1. an injection of fluid into the rectum, usually for medical purposes
  2. the fluid so injected
ENT Tweet Definition of ENT Like Definition of ENT on Facebook
initialism
  1. (Medical) ear, nose and throat
epidemiology Tweet Definition of epidemiology Like Definition of epidemiology on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) the branch of medicine dealing with the transmission and control of disease throughout populations
erythrocytometer Tweet Definition of erythrocytometer Like Definition of erythrocytometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device for counting the number of erythrocytes (red blood cells) in a sample of blood
ESR Tweet Definition of ESR Like Definition of ESR on Facebook
initialism
  1. electron spin resonance
esthesiometer Tweet Definition of esthesiometer Like Definition of esthesiometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device to measure tactile sensitivity
eutrophic Tweet Definition of eutrophic Like Definition of eutrophic on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) a eutrophic medicine
adjective
  1. (context, of a swamp etc) being rich in nutrients and minerals and therefore having an excessive growth of algae and thus a diminished oxygen content to the detriment of other organisms
  2. (medicine) promoting nutrition
evacuant Tweet Definition of evacuant Like Definition of evacuant on Facebook
adjective
  1. something used to clean out an organ system, especially the bowels.
  2. a laxative
exhibition Tweet Definition of exhibition Like Definition of exhibition on Facebook
noun
  1. An instance of exhibiting, or something exhibited.
  2. A large scale public showing of objects or products.
  3. A financial award or prize given to a student (who becomes an exhibitioner) by a school or university, usually on the basis of academic merit.
external Tweet Definition of external Like Definition of external on Facebook
adjective
  1. outside of something
eyecup Tweet Definition of eyecup Like Definition of eyecup on Facebook
noun
  1. an eyebath
eyeglass Tweet Definition of eyeglass Like Definition of eyeglass on Facebook
noun
  1. a lens, especially one of a pair
  2. a monocle
  3. an eyepiece
ectopia Tweet Definition of ectopia Like Definition of ectopia on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) The condition such that an organ or other body part has an abnormal position.
ectopic Tweet Definition of ectopic Like Definition of ectopic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to ectopia.
  2. (medicine) Being out of place, having an abnormal position.
EEG Tweet Definition of EEG Like Definition of EEG on Facebook
initialism
  1. electroencephalogram
  2. electroencephalograph
EENT Tweet Definition of EENT Like Definition of EENT on Facebook
initialism
  1. (medicine) eyes, ears, nose and throat
EKG Tweet Definition of EKG Like Definition of EKG on Facebook
initialism
  1. Electrocardiogram
electrocardiogram Tweet Definition of electrocardiogram Like Definition of electrocardiogram on Facebook
noun (abbreviated as EKG or ECG)
  1. The curve drawn or traced by an electrocardiograph
electrocardiograph Tweet Definition of electrocardiograph Like Definition of electrocardiograph on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used in the diagnosis and detection of heart abnormalities that measures electric potentials on the surface of the body and creates a record (electrocardiogram) of the electrical currents associated with heart muscle activity
electroencephalogram Tweet Definition of electroencephalogram Like Definition of electroencephalogram on Facebook
noun
  1. a recording of electrical brain activity made by an electroencephalograph.
electroencephalograph Tweet Definition of electroencephalograph Like Definition of electroencephalograph on Facebook
noun
  1. an instrument used for recording of electrical brain activity.
electrologist Tweet Definition of electrologist Like Definition of electrologist on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who uses electrolysis to remove body hair
electrolysis Tweet Definition of electrolysis Like Definition of electrolysis on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) the chemical change produced by passing an electric current through a conducting solution or a molten salt
  2. the destruction of hair roots by means of an electric current
embalm Tweet Definition of embalm Like Definition of embalm on Facebook
verb (wikipedia, embalming)
  1. (transitive) To treat a corpse with preservatives in order to prevent decomposition
    • And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to his father Genesis 50:2
      1. (transitive) To perfume or add fragrance to something
embarrassment Tweet Definition of embarrassment Like Definition of embarrassment on Facebook
noun
  1. A state of discomfort arising from bashfulness.
  2. A state of confusion arising from hesitation or difficulty in choosing.
  3. A person or thing which is the cause of humiliation to another.
    Kevin, you are an embarassment to this family.
    Losing this highly publicized case was an embarassment to the firm.
emmenagogue Tweet Definition of emmenagogue Like Definition of emmenagogue on Facebook
noun
  1. herb that stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation
endoscope Tweet Definition of endoscope Like Definition of endoscope on Facebook
noun
  1. an instrument used to examine a bodily orifice or canal, or a hollow organ
endoscopy Tweet Definition of endoscopy Like Definition of endoscopy on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) the examination of a bodily orifice, canal or organ using an endoscope
endotracheal Tweet Definition of endotracheal Like Definition of endotracheal on Facebook
adjective
  1. within, or through the trachea
enema Tweet Definition of enema Like Definition of enema on Facebook
noun (pl1=enemas, pl2=enemata)
  1. an injection of fluid into the rectum, usually for medical purposes
  2. the fluid so injected
ENT Tweet Definition of ENT Like Definition of ENT on Facebook
initialism
  1. (Medical) ear, nose and throat
epidemiology Tweet Definition of epidemiology Like Definition of epidemiology on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) the branch of medicine dealing with the transmission and control of disease throughout populations
erythrocytometer Tweet Definition of erythrocytometer Like Definition of erythrocytometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device for counting the number of erythrocytes (red blood cells) in a sample of blood
ESR Tweet Definition of ESR Like Definition of ESR on Facebook
initialism
  1. electron spin resonance
esthesiometer Tweet Definition of esthesiometer Like Definition of esthesiometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device to measure tactile sensitivity
eutrophic Tweet Definition of eutrophic Like Definition of eutrophic on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) a eutrophic medicine
adjective
  1. (context, of a swamp etc) being rich in nutrients and minerals and therefore having an excessive growth of algae and thus a diminished oxygen content to the detriment of other organisms
  2. (medicine) promoting nutrition
evacuant Tweet Definition of evacuant Like Definition of evacuant on Facebook
adjective
  1. something used to clean out an organ system, especially the bowels.
  2. a laxative
exhibition Tweet Definition of exhibition Like Definition of exhibition on Facebook
noun
  1. An instance of exhibiting, or something exhibited.
  2. A large scale public showing of objects or products.
  3. A financial award or prize given to a student (who becomes an exhibitioner) by a school or university, usually on the basis of academic merit.
external Tweet Definition of external Like Definition of external on Facebook
adjective
  1. outside of something
eyecup Tweet Definition of eyecup Like Definition of eyecup on Facebook
noun
  1. an eyebath
eyeglass Tweet Definition of eyeglass Like Definition of eyeglass on Facebook
noun
  1. a lens, especially one of a pair
  2. a monocle
  3. an eyepiece

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