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Terminology discussed here is subsumed under "common misused terms in medical genetics articles" (depressed nasal bridge; anophthalmia; rotated ears; low-set ears; heterotopia; ASD as an abbreviation for autism spectrum disorders; mental retardation; "radiographs revealed something"; and new syndrome) and also subsumed under "erroneous terminology that persists at the editorial and publishing level" (failure to understand the possessive case of names ending in "s"; failure to understand that a comma should not be used before Jr; problematic use of numbers in reference sections; failure to italicize Latin phrases; failure to honor book titles that begin words with upper case letters; omitting the corresponding author; and inadequate citation of foreign languages). Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


M Michael Cohen. Word smithing in medical genetics. Part II. American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 2013 Jan;161A(1):1-3

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