ANSWERS: 15
  • I don't know how to spell it. :-)
  • I'd tell you, but I can't spell it.
  • My doctor's name when I'm writing that co-pay check.
  • it is "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" (a 45-letter medical term for a lung disease).
  • I-N-V-O-I-C-E
  • it is too hard for me to spell here.
  • i know this isn't hard, but most people misspell the word "protein". which is a common word in biology.
  • for me hemorrhoid..but I think I just did spell it correctly.:)
  • 1) "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis ( listen (help·info), also spelled -koniosis) is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.'" A condition meeting the word's definition is normally called silicosis. It occurs chiefly as an instance of a very long word. The 45-letter word was coined to serve as the longest English word and is the longest word ever to appear in an English language dictionary. It is listed in the current edition of several dictionaries" "This word was invented in 1935 by Everett M. Smith, president of the National Puzzlers' League, at its annual meeting." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis However, as this word is never used by a healthy practitioner, I think that it rather belongs to the category "word games"... Further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_word_in_English 2) "Some say "pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism" (30 letters) is the longest. It is the longest in the Oxford English Dictionary. It is an inherited disorder that simulates the symptoms of pseudohypoparathyroidism (look it up). Some say it is "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" (a 45-letter medical term for a lung disease). However many think it was coined just to be the longest medical term." "Then, there is some sort of protein whose name is more than 189,819 letters long. I will spare you from having to try to pronounce that one." Source and further information: http://www.reporternews.com/news/2007/Dec/23/longest-word-also-hardest-to-spell/ 3) All those medical words are actually easy to spell, if you understand Greek: " And last year featured runners-up who erred in spelling medical words derived from Greek: coryza (inflammation of the mucous membrane) and aniseikonia (a type of visual defect)." Source and further information: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/1414/ 4) "Triage is the hardest word When the level of available medical resources is below the aggregate demand placed on them, medical types employ a form of rationing termed Triage. It's based on the principle of the greatest good for the greatest number. Those who need treatment but can wait. Those with a good chance of survival who need treatment immediately. And those who need immediate treatment but whose prospects of survival are low or the medical resources required disproportionate. Being a Triage nurse or doc must be the hardest job in the world. In war, the stretchers bearing those too badly injured to be treated effectively are directed away, with a large shot of morphine and the attention of the Catholic padre." Source and further information: http://raedwald.blogspot.com/2009/03/triage-is-hardest-word.html
  • diarrhea
  • Youaregoingtodie.
  • It's not medical but from Maryi Poppins . SUPER­CALI­FRAGI­LISTIC­EXPI­ALI­DOCIOUS?
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. May or may not be the hardest, but it's definitely the most fun!
  • all of them
  • There's a few in here to choose from ;0)

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