Online dictionary: Medical Fr-En translation of words and expressions, definition, synonyms

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In medicine, like in many fields, sharing knowledge is the core key to success. Translating medical terms from various languages to English will enable you to get access to a great amount of information and to draw your own path toward a better understanding of your professional or personal environment. Our medical French-English dictionary is especially designed for French-English translators specialized in the medical field, researchers, professionals, but also for individuals who show a genuine interest or curiosity in medicine. If you are looking for an efficient tool enabling you to translate medical terms from French to English, you have landed on the right page.

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Medicine is a highly dynamic science. New laboratory technologies, new diseases, newly discovered cures, new medicines and substances give permanently birth to a new terminology. It remains very difficult for traditional dictionaries to release up-to-date editions including new medical French-English terms. This is exactly where the collaborative format of Reverso Medical French- English Dictionary offers a good alternative. If you are acquainted with the medical terminology’s new entries, help others keep up with them, by adding the translation in English of the French medical terms you know. Besides contributing to the improvement of the collaborative knowledge, you will gain a reputation as an expert of medical vocabulary.

A complete search experience

Many keep thinking that science leaves little room for idioms. That’s a trap we easily fall into when dealing with the French-English translation of medical texts. Therefore, we often end up with literal and inaccurate translations. Let’s take this example: “examen du fond d’oeil” French medical phrase could be translated to English as “examination of the back of the eye”, but this latter is not specific to the English medical terminology. In English we rather say “funduscopy”, “fundoscopy” or “fundoscopic examination”. Apart from offering the most suitable translations thanks to users ‘contributions, our Medical French-English dictionary includes additional results containing the search term or phrase and an interactive search experience. With one click on a word you can launch a new search, listen to the pronunciation or search for synonyms.

Why use our Medical French-English dictionary

  • Because it contains thousands of medical terms reachable from a single interface
  • Because it contains innovative terms from the medical terminology added by Reverso community’s members
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