Would you like to know 10 long science words? Do you enjoy learning new words? Whatever the reason, this article will provide you with these words and information about them.
10 Long Science Words
This is not only a list of 10 long science words, but has longest word in the English language – pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis.
- pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis - This is the longest word, with 45 letters, that is in a major dictionary. According to Wikipedia, it is “a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.” Another term for the same condition is silicosis. This word has been referenced in the following television shows: I’ve Got a Secret (1965), The Simpsons, and Rocket Power. It was also mentioned in High School Musical 2, in a song by David Flynn, and in the movie Beerfest.
- palmitoyloleoylphosphatidylethanolamine - This has 39 letters and is the name of a lipid and is shortened to POPE. Lipids are naturally occurring organic compounds such as fats, waxes, oils, sterols, and triglycerides. In combination with proteins and carbohydrates, they make up the main material that is in the structure of cells.
- dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane - This fairly short word has 31 letters and is shortened to DDT. It is a synthetic pesticide. Because of its harmful effects on wildlife, it was banned all over the world in 1972.
- pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism - This word contains 30 letters. It is the name of an inherited disorder where the individual appears to have another disorder called pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1a. The individual will not have the chemical problems, such as hormone levels and homeostatis, as the disease presents with only skeletal defects. It is shortened to pseudoPHP. This word appeared in a Bizarro comic strip.
- methylenedioxymethamphetamine - There are 29 letters in this word and it is shortened to MDMA or ecstasy. It is an illegal drug and is both a stimulant and hallucinogenic.
- tetrachlorodibenzoparadioxin - This word has 28 letters and is abbreviated as TCDD or dioxin. It is a carcinogen, meaning it can cause cancer.
- electroencephalography - There are 22 letters in this word and it is shortened to EEG. This is a recording of the brain’s electrical activity.
- hypovitaminosises - With 17 letters, this word is a type of malnutrition.
- aluminosilicates - This word has 16 letters and is a word for minerals that have silicon, oxygen, and aluminum.
- depolarizability - Another word with 16 letters, this has to do with subatomic particles.
Scientific Root Words
Now that you have seen 10 long science words, maybe you would like to know some of the root words, prefixes, and suffixes that make up long scientific words.
- aero - air
- arthr - joint
- ambi - both
- amphi; ampho - both
- bronch - windpipe
- cata - breakdown; downward
- cephal - head
- ecto - outside of
- mela; melan - black; dark
- nephro - kidney
- sarc - flesh
- vas - vessel
- blast - sprout; bud
- cell - chamber
- cul; cule - small
- gest - carry; produce
- scop - look
- therm - heat
- vor - devour; eat
- aceous - pertaining to
- duct - lead
- emia - blood
- kary - cell nucleus
- node - knot
- phore; pher - carry
- septic - infection
- troph - nourishment
- verge - turn
If you are interested in linguistics at all, you will enjoy this. Following is a brief list of some unusual words in the English language:
Vowels: The only word with five vowels in a row is queueing. Words with four vowels in a row include: onomatopoeia, miaou, gooier, sequoia, and Hawaiian. Some words that contain all the vowels are: iouea (a sea sponge), all vowels plus Y: oxygeusia, five vowels in order: facetious and abstemious, and five vowels in reverse order: subcontinental, unnoticeably, and uncomplimentary.
Consonants: Words with six consonants in a row include: sightscreen, watchspring, catchphrase, latchstring, and watchstrap.
Consecutive double letters occur in these words: bookkeeper, balloon, roommate, coffee, and succeed. These words have three non-consecutive doubled letters: addressee, keenness, and committee.
There are only two words that end with “shion”: cushion and fashion. Only three words end with “cion”: suspicion, coercion, and scion.