Category: Dictionary

Dialectics Explained

Dialectics is called the art of debating, refuting and arguing. The concept, which comes from the Latin dialectĭcus although its etymological origin is found in the Greek language, also alludes…

Detention Explained

Originating from the Latin detentĭo, the term detention is linked to the verb to stop. This action consists of braking, paralyzing or suspending the march or something that is being…

Undo Explained

The first step we are going to take is to know the etymological origin of the term undo. In this case, we can say that it derives from Latin and…

Decompress Explained

Decompress is a verb that refers to minimizing or eliminating compression in a closed place or in a body. The process and result of decompression is called decompression. Compression is…

Human Rights Explained

The expression human rights (also frequently cited as DD.HH.) refers to the freedoms, claims and powers of each individual by the mere fact of belonging to the human race. This…

Dentist Explained

In Latin is where the etymological origin of the term dentist is found. It is exactly the result of the sum of the noun “dens, dentis”, which can be translated…

Organized Crime Explained

Delinquency (from the Latin delinquentia) is the quality of a criminal (a person who commits crimes and thus breaks the law). The term is also used to name the group…

Growth Explained

Growth is the action and effect of growing. This verb, in turn, refers to taking natural increase, to produce increase by adding a new matter or to acquire increase in…

Question Explained

Question is a word whose etymological antecedent is found in the Latin quaestio. It is a term that has several uses according to the context. An issue can be an…

Qualities Explained

The qualities are the characteristics that distinguish and define people, living beings in general and things. The term comes from the Latin qualitas and allows us to refer to the…

Divisibility Criteria Explained

A criterion is a norm, an opinion or a judgment. Divisibility, on the other hand, is the characteristic of what can be divided (split, separate or split). An integer A…

Tasting Explained

Tasting is a concept that derives from the Latin degustatio and is associated with the verb to taste. This action, on the other hand, refers to eating some food with…

Decoding Explained

The first step that we are going to take to know the meaning of the term decoding is to discover its etymological origin. In this case, we have to explain…

Course Explained

The term course derives from the Latin word cursus, which can be translated into Spanish as “career”. It is a word that refers to the period of time established annually…

Cotyledon Explained

The etymology of cotyledon leads us to a Greek word that refers to something that is cup -shaped. Said term came to Latin as cotylēdon. That Latin word we have…

Meige syndrome is an organic neurological movement disorder that belongs to the group of focal dystonia. The French neurologist Henry Meige (1866 – 1940) already dealt with this topic and…

Metastases are always understood to mean a so-called daughter tumor of a tumor or tumor-like tissue. This secondary tumor is usually always outside of the part of the affected person’s…

Kanner syndrome is early childhood autism. The interpersonal contact disorder is already evident in babies. What is Kanner Syndrome? The first symptoms of Kanner syndrome usually appear in the early months of…

Keratocyst Explained

Keratocyst is the medical term for a keratocystic odontogenic tumor. What is meant by this is an aggressively growing but in most cases benign tumor. What is a keratocyst? The keratocyst…

Leptospirosis Explained

In many cases, leptospirosis takes the course of a benign fever. Severe forms of the disease, however, can prove to be life-threatening. What is leptospirosis? The bacterium is usually transmitted…

Cryptitis Explained

Cryptitis is an inflammatory disease affecting the human rectum. It is caused in particular by problems with bowel movements, which result in inflammation of the anal papillae. Later on, an…

Klatskin Tumor Explained

The Klatskin tumor is one of the bile duct carcinomas. It is considered a special form of cholangiocellular carcinoma. What is a Klatskin tumor? A Klatskin tumor lies in the…

Hyperoxaluria Explained

Hyperoxaluria leads to increased excretion of oxalic acid in the urine. The oxalic acid precipitates with calcium to form the poorly soluble calcium oxalate and causes calculus to form in…

Corpuscle Explained

The Latin term corpuscŭlum is the diminutive of corpus, which translates as “body”. It came to our language as a corpuscle: a very small fragment of matter. The concept is…

Cooperativism Explained

Cooperativism is the movement and the doctrine that drive the promotion and organization of cooperatives: autonomous societies whose members seek to satisfy a common need. Different principles govern cooperativism. These…

Contumacy Explained

Contumacy, from the Latin contumacy, is the tenacity and hardness of persisting in an error. The term is used in the law linked to rebellion, when a defendant refuses to…

Hemophilia Explained

Hemophilia, also popularly known as hemophilia, is an inherited disorder that affects the ability of blood to clot. In addition to preventive measures, long-term therapy is possible in severe cases….

Histiocytosis X Explained

Histiocytosis X is a histiocytosis. The so-called Langerhans cells, which belong to the dendritic cells, are affected. As a rule, the disease is benign, although some severe forms with a…