medicalese

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

medical +‎ -ese

Noun[edit]

medicalese ‎(uncountable)

  1. (informal) The jargon used by medical professionals.
    • 2009 June 26, Dwight Garner, “Out of the Bedroom, Into the Clinic”, in New York Times[1]:
      Masters and Johnson wanted their work to be taken seriously, and wanted to stay a step ahead of the morality police, so they tended to write in almost comically dense medicalese.