Primary Menu Home Logo Learning English Online Learning English Online Search
 

Wordlist: Illnesses and diseases - List 1

 

1. Wordlist

 

 
 
    • hereditary(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • passed from a parent to their children or grand-children in the genes
    • Example:
      • Haemophilia is hereditary in his family.
    • hereditary disease, hereditary diseases(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an abnormal condition of the body which is passed from a parent to their children or grand-children in the genes
    • Example:
      • Haemophilia is a hereditary disease in his family.
      • Synonym(s):
        hereditary condition
    • chronic['kɹɒnɪk](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • that which continues over an extended period of time, often associated with suffering (long suffering); prolonged or slow to heal
    • Example:
      • Chronic patients must learn to live with their condition.
      • Antonym(s):
        acute
    • contagious[kənˈteɪdʒəs](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • easily transmitted to other people
    • Example:
      • Better don't come too close, the flu is contagious!
      • Synonym(s):
        infectious
      • Antonym(s):
        non-contagious
  • bacterium
    • bacterium, bacteria[bækˈ̚tɪɹiəm](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a single celled organism with no nucleus
    • Example:
      • Bacteria are vital in recycling nutrients.
  • virus
    • virus, viruses[ˈvaɪɹəs](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a submicroscopic infectious organism, now understood to be a non-cellular structure consisting of a core of DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein coat, often causing disease in the host organism
    • Example:
      • Viruses are the smallest and most simplified forms of life.
    • infection, infections(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an uncontrolled growth of harmful microorganisms in a host
    • Example:
      • The doctor told him he had an infection.
    • risk of infection, risks of infection(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the danger of catching a disease from someone else
    • Example:
      • His family couldn't visit him because of the risk of infection.
    • risk, risks(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the likelihood of a negative outcome
    • Example:
      • Taking regular exercise, coupled with a healthy diet, reduces the risk of several types of cancer.
    • take a risk(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • He took a risk by driving without a safety belt.
    • spread, spread, spread[spɹɛd](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to extend or become more widely present
    • Example:
      • The flu spread quickly in the family.
    • harmful(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • of a kind likely to be damaging or injurious
    • Example:
      • Wear a hat to protect your skin from harmful sunlight.
      • Antonym(s):
        harmless
    • harmless(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • not capable of causing danger
    • Example:
      • Believe me, it's only a harmless sickness.
      • Antonym(s):
        harmful
    • suffer from(phrasal verb)
    • Definition:
      • to feel pain; to become worse
    • Example:
      • She's suffering from cancer.
 

2. Vocabulary Trainer

 

Vocabulary trainer

 
What would you like displayed?
Which content would you like to enter?
 
 
 
 
 

3. Games

hereditary
chronic
contagious
bacterium
virus
infection
risk
spread
harmful
harmless
 

     
       

      Guessed right:

         
         
         
        • Word and Definition

           
          Tries: 0

          contagious
          easily transmitted to other people
          spread
          to extend or become more widely present
          chronic
          that which continues over an extended period of time, often associated with suffering (long suffering); prolonged or slow to heal
          virus
          a submicroscopic infectious organism, now understood to be a non-cellular structure consisting of a core of DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein coat, often causing disease in the host organism
          suffer from
          to feel pain; to become worse
          bacterium
          a single celled organism with no nucleus
          take a risk
          risk of infection
          the danger of catching a disease from someone else
          infection
          an uncontrolled growth of harmful microorganisms in a host
          harmless
          not capable of causing danger
          hereditary disease
          an abnormal condition of the body which is passed from a parent to their children or grand-children in the genes
          hereditary
          passed from a parent to their children or grand-children in the genes
          harmful
          of a kind likely to be damaging or injurious
          risk
          the likelihood of a negative outcome
           
           
           
        • Word and Image

           
          Tries: 0

          bacterium
          bacteria
          virus
          virus
           
           
           
        • Definition and Image

           
          Tries: 0

          virus
          a submicroscopic infectious organism, now understood to be a non-cellular structure consisting of a core of DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein coat, often causing disease in the host organism
          bacteria
          a single celled organism with no nucleus
           
           
           
         
         

        Learn more ...

        Dictionary
        • Dictionary
        • English Dictionary

        BETA

         Double click on any word  on the page or type a word:

        Powered by DictionaryBox.com