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Glossary: Definitions of Disability, Health and Medical Terms

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2017-03-06 - Glossaries of health and disability definitions including dictionary terminology for dental and medical terms.


Many of the words and terms used in the health and medicine field can be confusing and hard to understand. Therefore Disabled World has supplied a number of definitions relating to many of the health and disability terms used on our website which you may encounter. Included in our glossary are the meaning of these words and terminology to make life a little easier.

Glossary - Also known as an idioticon, vocabulary, or clavis, is an alphabetical list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with the definitions for those terms.

Definition - A passage that explains the meaning of a term (a word, phrase or other set of symbols), or a type of thing. The term to be defined is called the definiendum.

Core Glossary - A simple glossary or defining dictionary which enables definition of other concepts, especially for newcomers to a language or field of study. It contains a small working vocabulary and definitions for important or frequently encountered concepts, usually including useful idioms or metaphors.

Medicine Definitions

In medical dictionaries, definitions should to the greatest extent possible be:

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