Topics: Longest word in English, Oxford English Dictionary, English language Pages: 2 (710 words) Published: April 20, 2011
Many of the longest words in the English language are medical terms. Medicine and Medical Terminology has a language of its own, and its vocabulary includes terms built from Greek and Latin word parts, eponyms, acronyms and modern language. This why it is sometimes hard understand what the doctor is saying. There are a lot of long complicated words especially in medical terminology. To be able to understand the meaning of a medical term it is best to do an excision each word, simplify each word and diagnose each word. The Longest word in the English Language is 45 letters long and it happens to be a medical term. The longest word in the English Language is Pneumonoultramicro- scopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The biology of this word is filled with words that seem to be baffling? By dissecting this word into sections, even the most complex terms can be understood. To start dissecting, the medical term make sure that it has the correct incision in the parts of the word. If the medical term is dissected incorrectly it could change the meaning which could lead into a surgical error. To perform our biology word dissection, we will need to proceed carefully. To understand this concept, let's begin by performing biology word dissection on the word Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico- volcanoconiosis. Make a careful surgical incision into the word starting at the beginning with the prefix (Pneumono). Next is (ultra) then move onto (microscopic), continue on with (silico). Then the last three sections of the word that are: (volcano), (coni), and (osis). Once the medical term is dissected into sections it is a lot easier to begin to understand the meaning of the word. The first word is “Pneumono” it is a Greek Word meaning lungs. Second word is “ultra” meaning beyond. Third is Microscopic which means, “So small as to be invisible or indistinct without the use of the microscope.” So, far the meaning is something in the lung that...
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