May 18, 2021

Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary by Merriam

With 1,000 new words and 39,000 total entries, this mass-market paperback medical dictionary by Merriam-Webster gives you comprehensive covers of the most commonly used medical terms. This book of Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary covers the latest brand names and generic equivalents of common drugs. Here added New words include: chemo brain, diabesity, gastric banding, and sarcopenia. Pronunciation guidelines are provided for all entries also added in this book of Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary. From the country’s leading reference publisher, Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary is a great information source for both home and office use. This book contains 896 pages.

Features of Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary

  1. Up-to-date coverage of terminology
  2. More than 39,000 medical terms with pronunciation
  3. Covers brand name and generic equivalents of common drugs
  4. 1,000 new entries
  5. More than 600 new terms

Authors of Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary

For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America’s leading and most-trusted provider of language information. All Merriam-Webster products and services are backed by the largest team of professional dictionary editors and writers in America, and one of the largest in the world.

Product details

  • Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Inc.; 1st edition (March 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • Mass Market Paperback: 896 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0877792941
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877792949
  • Item Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Best Sellers Rank: #2,613 in Books
    • #3 in Medical Dictionaries & Terminology (Books)
    • #6 in Dictionaries (Books)
    • #78 in Teaching Materials
  • Amazon Ratings: 2,998 Ratings
  • Price on Amazon: 7.29$ (Paperback), 6.93$ (Kindle)

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Review of this book

I will say that this dictionary is a great help with prerequisites to benefit you in the long run. I have used it in almost all of my general education courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, and others. I HIGHLY SUGGEST this to all forms of medical study including nursing. Hopefully, Merriam-Webster comes out with a pharmacology dictionary!


What I enjoy most about this medical dictionary is that I can carry it with me on my Kindle Fire instead of a 992-page book. Also, I found that if I slowed down the text-to-speech to less than 1X, I could understand the pronunciation of most words on the page. The downside is that text-to-speech is not always useful for words broken into syllables. I think anyone that has a need for a medical dictionary and has access to a compatible Kindle product will find the dictionary useful.

Modupe Hendricks

Especially for someone like me who worked at a Pharmaceutical Co as a Clinical Data Manager, used a book like this and was honest enough NOT to take their property even after I was laid off after 21yrs so my job could go overseas (nope, not bitter! lol). I like to brush up on my Medical Terminology especially as my health isn’t that great anymore. Got one for Mom too for same reasons & she can look up something quickly and put her mind at rest until she would like to research further. Print is small but that’s what paperbacks are like.


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