I’m learning a lot of medical vocab words in this adventure! Today’s word is “spiculated” which means a lump of tissue with spikes or points… thus = starfish.

Today’s MRI shows that the starfish is 2.5 x 1.9 x 2.3 cm… this is not a big starfish. Why do I feel like humming a tune from “Much ado about nothing”? But of course it isn’t nothing.

The other word I learned recently was “nulliparous” which just means a woman who has never given birth to a children. I resent this word. Here’s a quote from Healthline website: “In observing health conditions in nuns over hundreds of years, researchers have found that nulliparous women also have a greater risk of breast cancer.” Read more of this article.

So here I am, a nulliparous woman with a spiculated starfish (is that redundant?). Anyone for a game of scrabble?

3 responses to “Vocab word of the day”

  1. 3 Generations Avatar
    3 Generations

    I take issue with the nulliparous word. How about vibrantiparous?


    1. Carmen Shenk Avatar

      Dramatic improvement!! 💙💜💚


  2. Austrian Avatar

    Medical folks throw quirky words around like the government throws acronyms around. I bet, they have staff coming up with that schnitzel…


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