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surgeryn: medical treatment of injuries or diseases involving an incision with instruments and often removing or replacing some parts of the body; the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures
engineern: a person whose job is designing, building, or maintaining something such as machines, structures, or software
ominousadj: giving the impression that something bad is going to happen; foreboding
backgroundn: the details of a person’s social heritage, such as family, vocational or educational experience; past information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
beadn: a small, usually round object made of glass, wood, or plastic that is used for decoration or as part of jewelry
sweatn: the salty liquid that is produced by the glands in the skin, especially when the body is hot or under stress
surgeonn: a doctor who is trained to perform medical operations that involve cutting open a person’s body
madonnan: a representation of the Virgin Mary, especially in art
conversationn: an informal talk between two or more people to exchange their views, ideas, information, etc.
patientn: a person who is receiving medical treatment, care, or attention from a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or therapist; a personal quality or characteristic
weirdadj: extraordinary, unexpected, or difficult to explain
absolutelyadv: without restriction or limitation; completely or utterly
criticn: someone who expresses opinions about the quality of books, music, etc.
laparoscopyn: a surgical procedure that involves the insertion of a thin, lighted instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision in the abdomen, allowing doctors to examine and diagnose internal organs or perform minimally invasive surgeries
unfamiliaradj: not known or recognized; not experienced or encountered before
incisionn: a sharp cut made in something with a sharp tool, especially during a medical procedure
insertv: to put something inside something else
instrumentn: an object used to make musical sounds, such as a piano, guitar, or drum; a tool or device used for a specific activity, particularly in specialist or scientific work
proceduren: a way of doing something, especially the official or well-known way
infectionn: a condition in which pathogenic microorganisms or viruses have entered the body
recoverv: to return to a former condition, health, mind, or strength
trade-offn: a balance achieved between two desirable but incompatible features; an exchange that occurs as a compromise
devicen: a piece of equipment, tool, or technology that serves a particular purpose or function, often mechanical or electronic
trocarn: a medical instrument consisting of a sharp, pointed metal or plastic tube that is inserted into the body, usually through an incision, to withdraw fluid, drain abscesses, or facilitate the insertion of surgical instruments
abdomenn: the part of the body between the chest and pelvis that contains the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and other organs; the posterior part of an insect’s body, typically divided into segments
puncturen: a small hole or wound made by piercing, such as with a needle, nail, or pointed object
plungev: to dive quickly and steeply downward; to thrust or throw into something; (noun) a steep and rapid fall
vesseln: a ship or large boat
strawn: dry stalks of cereal plants used as fodder, fuel, basket, etc.
straightadj: extending or moving in one direction without bending or curving; having no deviations
terrifyv: to frighten someone very much
fundamentaladj: forming an essential base or core from which everything else develops or is affected
physicsn: the science of matter and energy and their interactions
invasiveadj: spreading very quickly, and often aggressively, and difficult to stop
complicationn: something that makes a situation or condition that is complex or confused
graduaten: a person who has a first degree from university or college; (verb) to complete the first course of university or college and get a degree
drilln: a tool or machine used for making round holes or driving fasteners; a training or practice
brainn: the organ inside the head that is responsible for one’s movement, thought, memory, and feeling
excusen: a reason or explanation, either true or invented, given to justify a fault or defend your behavior; (verb) to make someone free from blame or clear from guilt
neurosurgeryn: medical operations conducted on the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and individual nerves
skulln: a bone framework that surrounds the brain and gives the head its shape
medicinaladj: of or relating to the treatment or cure of disease
stickv: to put something, usually a sharp object, into something; to restrict yourself to doing or using one certain thing and not change; (noun) a thin piece of wood or other material
involvev: to include or affect someone or something as a necessary part of something else
tissuen: an ensemble of similar cells of the animal or plant that together carry out a specific function
epiduraln: referring to the area outside or above the dura mater (= the thick, durable outermost membrane of the three layers) ; (noun) medical procedure involving the injection of anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal column
mentionv: to speak or write about something or someone briefly
needlen: a thin, pointed object typically used for sewing or medical purposes; a metal or plastic instrument used for administering injections or drawing blood
ligamentn: a band of tissue that connects bones or holds organs in place to support and stabilize the body
spinen: the series of bones running down the center of the back that protect the spinal cord and support the body; the backbone or vertebral column
anesthesian: a state of controlled, temporary loss of bodily sensation or awareness that is induced for medical purposes
childbirthn: the act or process of giving birth to a baby
marrown: a soft, fatty, vascular substance in the cavities of bones, in which blood cells are produced; the choicest or most essential part of some idea or experience
biopsyn: the process of removing and examining tissue from the body of the sick person to determine the existence or cause of a disease
burrowv: to excavate a hole or make a tunnel in the ground by digging, typically for use as a dwelling of an animal
lesionn: a damaged or abnormal area of tissue in the body, usually caused by injury or disease
bayonetn: a long, sharp-edged weapon, typically a knife or blade, attached to the muzzle end of a rifle or similar firearm, used for close combat, allowing soldiers to engage in hand-to-hand combat after firing their weapons if necessary
medicaladj: relating to the treatment of illness or injuries; relating to the practice of medicine
Newtonianadj: relating to Sir Isaac Newton or his laws of motion and universal gravitation
oppositionn: the act of disagreeing or resisting; the state of strong disagreement
balancen: a condition in which everything has the same weight or force; something left after other parts have been taken away
reactv: to take action in response to something
accelerationn: a rate of increase in velocity; the rate of change of velocity with respect to time
tipn: the top or extreme point of something slender or tapering, usually a mountain or hill; a piece of advice about something practical; a small amount of money given for services
opposev: to be against or in conflict with something or someone; to resist or to try to prevent something from happening
extendv: to broaden in scope, range, or area
mechanismn: a part of a machine, or a set of parts that performs a task; a natural or established process that occurs during a specific situation or reaction
expandv: to increase or to make something greater in size, number, or importance
outwardadj: relating to the external appearance or surface of something; visible
wedgen: a piece of wood, metal, or other material with one thick end and a narrow edge that is driven between two things or parts of objects to secure or separate them
frictionn: the force that opposes motion between two objects in contact, especially by producing heat and wear, and is proportional to the normal force between the objects
retractv: to take back, withdraw, or revoke something that has been said or done; to disavow or repudiate a statement or assertion that one has previously made
unlockv: to open something, such as a door, window, etc., usually using a key
framen: a strong border or structure of the wood, metal, etc. that surrounds something such as a picture, door, or window
bladen: the flat part of a knife, weapon, or machine with a very thin edge used for cutting
rubv: to move one’s hand or an object over the surface of something with pressure
membranen: a soft, thin layer that forms animal or vegetable tissue
disappearv: to cease to exist or be visible
bluntadj: having a dull or rounded edge or point; not sharp; straightforward in speech or manner, often to the point of being rude or insensitive
sheathn: a close-fitting cover to protect something such as the blade of a knife, sword, or other sharp objects
specifyv: to explain or state something clearly and exactly
applicableadj: fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance to a person or thing
disciplinen: the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using and punishments if these are broken; a region of activity, knowledge, or influence
prototypen: a first or preliminary example of something such as a device or vehicle from which other forms are developed
fascinatev: to attract and hold the attention of someone deeply and irresistibly
appendv: to add or attach something, especially supplementary or additional information or material, to the end or after something else; to include or incorporate as an addition or enhancement
appendixn: a small, tube-shaped organ attached to the large intestine in humans and some animals, which is believed to play a role in the immune system and digestion; supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
injuryn: harm done to a person’s or an animal’s body caused by an accident or an attack
grabv: to take hold of something or someone suddenly with a hand, especially in a violent way