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Common Misspellings

Misspelling Correct Spelling
ad lib ad libitum
airspace  air space ("air space" refers to lung capacity; "airspace" refres to flying)
air flow airflow
anisoosmotic anisosmotic
artefact artifact
autocoid autacoid
byproduct by-product
dessicate desiccate
distention distension
en block en bloc
hind limb hindlimb
hypophyseal hypophysial
hypoosmotic hyposmotic
innoculate inoculate
insert inset (not a spelling mistake per se, but a frequent mistake in figure legends)
isoosmotic isosmotic
lumena, lumens lumina (plural of "lumen")
lumenal luminal (adjective form of "lumen")
motor neuron motoneuron
nucleus tractus solitarius nucleus tractus solitarii
occassion occasion
occurence occurrence
open-chested dogs open-chest dogs
pari pasu pari passu (Latin)
pipet pipette
protoncogene protooncogene
red cells red blood cells
space flight spaceflight
transeptal transseptal
warmup warm-up (n.)
wave length wavelength

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