Hunspell dictionary of English medical terms
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Hunspell Dictionary of English Medical Terms


This is a dictionary of English medical terms for Hunspell. It is based on two prominent medical dictionary projects:

The two sources have been merged, deduplicated, corrected, and converted into a Hunspell dictionary file.


Number of Terms:    90142
Contents:           drug names (up-to-date with FDA-approvals as of 2014-04-02, trade and generic names),
                    anatomical terms, dermatological terms, internal medicine terms, surgical terms,
                    DSM-IV terms, ICD-9 terms, and many more
Author:             (c) 2014-2017 Aristotelis P. (
Original Authors:   (c) 2007-2014 R. Robinson <>, 
                    (c) 2009-2014 Rajasekharan N. <>
Original Sources:   - OpenMedSpel by R. Robinson of e-MedTools (Version 2.0.0, released 2014-01-21)
                    - MTH-Med-Spel-Chek by Rajasekharan N. of MT-Herald (released 2014-04-02)
License:            GNU GPL v3 (see LICENSEs for more information)


git clone
cd hunspell-en-med-glut
sudo cp en_med_glut.dic '/usr/share/hunspell/en_med_glut.dic'
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/dictionaries-common/hunspell
sudo cp hunspell-en-med-glut /var/lib/dictionaries-common/hunspell/hunspell-en-med-glut


From the command-line:

hunspell -d en_US,en_med_glut -a < input_file.txt


This software comes with no warranty of any kind. Some misspelled words might be included.

Issues with LibreOffice

The following bugs might prevent this dictionary from working properly with LibreOffice:

If you are experiencing any of these you might want to try my workaround dictionary, instead.