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Abscess
swollen body tissues
(...under my gum was lanced)
Aphasia
loss of the power to use/understand words caused by brain injury/disease
(... passed quickly)
Arteriosclerosis
a thickening/hardening of arteries as in old age
Biopsy
the cutting out of a piece of tissue for diagnostic examination by a microscope
Cadaver
corpse for dissection
Comatose
as if in a coma; lethargic
(he remained ... after having been struck on the head)
Etiology
study of the causes of disease
Malingerer
who fakes illness and pretends to be suffering
Mastectomy
the surgical removal of a breast
Prosthesis
replacement for a missing body part
Simian
of/like a monkey/ape
(Ira's long arms gave him a ... appearance)
Vasectomy
the surgical removal of the vas deferens - duct that conveys the male sperm