The Words of the Year

Jan 10, 2024

“Those that are wordy speak real purdy!”

Below are the Words of the Year. This is an anamnesis of 23 words that we posted about in 2023.

Ananym: name spelled backwards

Anadrome: word spelled backwards

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: fear of long words

Carcinoma: cancer

Anamnesis: recollection or patient’s medical history

Endometriosis: a disease where endometrial-like tissue grows outside of the uterus

Mother liquor: the residual liquid resulting from crystallization

Heuristic: rule of thumb or problem-solving by experimental or trial-and-error methods

Lysis: breaking down or destruction as in a fever or a cell

Rx: prescription

Epicenter: central or focal point

Adscopal: adenoviral-related immune responses that take place at a distance from the site of injection

Financial toxicity: the economic burden of high cost of treatment

Mucositis: severely debilitating side effect of radiation therapy that involves redness, swelling, and sores (ulcerations) in the mouth

ALS: progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons, the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord

Radiochemoprotection: protection against the harmful effects of radiation and chemotherapy

AdAPT-ed: education (ed) about AdAPT-001

SNO: an abbreviation for S-nitrosothiol, a source of nitric oxide

Nitric oxide (NO): a small, reactive, lipid-permeable free radical molecule whose many biologic effects include vasodilation

Pretection: a word blend of protection and pretreatment involving preemptive protection

Nibrozetone: the generic name for RRx-001

Epilogism: new phrases, words, or abbreviations that are related to EpicentRx

AdAPT: The EpicentRx attenuated adenoviral platform that expresses different transgenes