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Definition of ophthalmology (noun)
form: no plural

branch of medicine that deals with the eye and its diseases

Examples
Ophthalmology is a medical specialty.

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Definition of abortion (noun)
form plural: abortions

expulsion of a fetus before it is able to survive independently

Examples
Abortion of unwanted fetuses is a matter of much ethical debate.

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Definition of thyroxine (noun)
form: no plural

thyroxine is one of the hormones made by the thyroid gland

Examples
A deficiency of thyroxine may cause hypothyroidism and goiter formation.

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Definition of loin (noun)
form plural: loins

area at the side of the abdomen between the lowest rib and the top of the buttocks

Examples
Loin pain may indicate a kidney problem.

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Definition of acid salt (noun)
form plural: acid salts

a compound made by partially neutralizing an acid with ionisable hydrogen atoms

Examples
Sodium hydrogensulfate is an acid salt formed by partially neutralizing sulfuric acid.

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Definition of vaporization (noun)
form: no plural

transformation of a liquid into vapor

Examples
When a substance changes into vapor, for example bromine, it is caled vaporization.

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Definition of altitude sickness (noun)
form: no plural

illness resulting from unacclimatized exposure to high altitude; mountain sickness

Examples
Altitude sickness can occur around 4500m above sea level.

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Definition of beriberi (noun)
form: no plural

illness due to thiamine deficiency

Examples
Beriberi occurs in malnourished people e.g. the starving, very ill or alcoholics.

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Definition of tragus (noun)
form plural: tragi

nodule of cartilage in the outer ear

Examples
The tragus protects the external auditory meatus.

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Definition of androgen (noun)
form: no plural

steroid hormone controlling the development of male sexual characteristics

Examples
Testosteron is an androgen influencing male sexual behavior and development.

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