Without training, medical terms and scientific names often seem unnecessarily confusing or fancy. While there are good reasons behind their usage, it can feel a little overwhelming when a doctor uses a term like “cardialgia” to describe a simple case of heartburn. In fact, mundane and common issues have some of the most extraordinary scientific names, often linked to the Greek or Latin terms for the body parts they affect.


1. Heloma Molle and Durum

Corns and calluses on the feet may be annoying, but they are rarely scary. However, tell a person they have a heloma molle or durum and they might feel a little differently. A heloma molle is just a soft corn while a heloma durum is a hard one.

woman sitting beside running shoes holding her foot


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