Word Groups - 39

Group 1: Words used for various Fields of Science
Ever wondered how many different kinds of science subjects are out there? Well, we provide a comprehensive list of scientific professions here. See how many of these you knew already and how many are new to you. Dig in here:
  • Archaeology: the scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, and other such remains, especially those that have been excavated.
  • Cardiology: the study of the heart and its functions in health and disease.
  • Ecology: the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms.
  • Endocrinology: the branch of medical science concerned with the endocrine glands and their secretions
  • Gynecology: the branch of medicine concerned with diseases in women, esp. those of the reproductive organs.
  • Hematology: is the branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to the blood.
  • Neurology: the study of the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the nervous system
  • Pathology: the branch of medicine concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of disease, including the changes occurring as a result of disease.
  • Rhinology: the branch of medical science concerned with the nose and its diseases.
  • Seismology: The geophysical science of earthquakes and the mechanical properties of the earth.
  • Speleology: the exploration and study of caves.
  • Toxicology: the science dealing with the effects, antidotes, detection, etc., of poisons.
  • Anatomy: The science concerned with the physical structure of animals and plants
  • Anthropology: The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.
  • Bacteriology: The study of bacteria, especially in relation to medicine and agriculture
  • Biochemistry: The study of the chemical compounds, reactions, etc, occurring in living organisms
  • Cosmology: The branch of astronomy concerned with the evolution and structure of the universe
  • Cartography: The art or technique of making maps or charts
  • Dermatology: The branch of medicine concerned with the skin and its diseases
  • Embryology: The branch of biology that deals with the formation, early growth, and development of living organisms
  • Entomology: The branch of science concerned with the study of insects
  • Ergonomics: The study of the relationship between workers and their environment, especially the equipment they use
  • Ethnology: The branch of anthropology that deals with the origin, distribution, and characteristics of human racial groups.
  • Genomics: The study of all of the nucleotide sequences, including structural genes, regulatory sequences and noncoding dna segments, in the chromosomes of an organism.
  • Gerontology: The scientific study of ageing and the problems associated with older people
  • Glaciology: The scientific study of glaciers and their effects on the landscape..
  • Microbiology: The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms.
  • Morphology: The branch of biology concerned with the form and structure of organisms
  • Oncology: The branch of medicine concerned with the study, classification, and treatment of tumors.
  • Ornithology: The branch of zoology that deals with the study of birds
  • Paleontology: The study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, as represented by the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms.
  • Parasitology: The branch of biology that is concerned with the study of parasites
  • Taxonomy: The branch of biology concerned with the classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure, origin, etc
  • Volcanology: The scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomenon.
  • Xenobiology: The branch of biology that investigates the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe.
  • Xylology: A branch of dendrology that studies the structure of wood.
Group 2: Words related to Medical Science
The world of medicine is a vast field, and in order to do justice to its extent and range, its vocabulary shows similar vast bounds. Explore a set of 25 medicine related words in this list, and evaluate how many of these words are already a part of your vocabulary.
  • Abscess: Swollen, inflamed area of body tissues.
  • Amnesia: A condition that causes people to lose their memory.
  • Amputation: Permanent removal of a limb.
  • Aphasia: Loss of the power to use or understand words, usually caused by brain disease or injury.
  • Bedsore: Wounds that develop on a patient's body from lying in one place for too long.
  • Biopsy: Removal of human tissue in order to conduct certain medical tests.
  • Bariatric surgery: Weight loss surgery for obese patients.
  • Cadaver: Dead body; corpse for dissection.
  • Carcinogen: Any substance that causes cancer.
  • Chemotherapy: Type of treatment used on cancer patients.
  • Comatose: As if in a coma; lethargic. The greek word coma means "deep sleep."
  • Coroner: A person who determines the cause of death after a person dies.
  • Cyst: A sac in the body-tissue filled with fluid (sometimes diseased).
  • Dementia: Loss of mental capacity.
  • Diagnosis: Medical explanation of an illness or condition.
  • Etiology: The science of the causes and origins of disease.
  • False negative: A test that incorrectly comes back negative
  • Malingerer: One who fakes illness and pretends to be suffering.
  • Mastectomy: The surgical removal of a breast.
  • Prenatal: Of the time period leading up to giving birth.
  • Prosthesis: Replacement for a missing part of the body.
  • Scrub up: Carefully wash hands before and after seeing a patient.
  • Scrubs: Plain uniform (usually green, white, or blue) worn by medical professionals.
  • Therapeutic: Curative; serving to heal.
  • Vasectomy: The surgical removal of a duct that conveys the male sperm the vas deferens.
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