Merriam-Webster OnLine adds free medical dictionary to site

SPRINGFIELD, MA, June, 2007 — The complete text of Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary, providing up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of terminology from all major fields of medical practice and research, is the latest free search option to be added to Merriam-Webster OnLine (, the language center on the Web. This newest feature of the award-winning site is an indispensable medical reference tool featuring more than 59,000 fully searchable entries spanning the essential language of today’s medicine and healthcare. Merriam-Webster’s Online Medical Dictionary is not just for medical students and professionals—it’s an ideal resource for anyone who needs instant access to the latest medical terminology.

Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary is the perfect complement to our online dictionary,” said Jim Withgott, Vice President and Associate Publisher of Merriam-Webster Inc. “Consumer traffic to Merriam-Webster OnLine now generates more than 125 million page views per month, a significant number of which are medical seekers in need of fast, relevant answers.”

The Medical Dictionary joins other free search options on the site including Merriam-Webster’s Spanish-English Dictionary (added in October, 2006). The site is also enhanced with contextually relevant medical information and resource links provided by Healthline Networks (, the leading online search and navigation platform dedicated to consumer healthcare.

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