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7 Words That Mean Differently to Med Techs

 

When you become a med tech, you get more than a career in healthcare. You gain an entirely new vocabulary. For this article, we’ve collected some of the common words that hold different meanings to a med tech’s ear. 

1. Mills


What everyone thinks it means: windmills or rice mills
What you think it means: milliliters

2. Significant


What everyone thinks it means: something important or special 
What you think it means: a reason to cringe

3. Media


What everyone thinks it means: our access to pop culture
What you think it means: something that increases culture

4. Culture


What everyone thinks it means: social behaviour and traditions
What you think it means: growing cells under controlled conditions

5. Tween


What everyone thinks it means: someone who’s a pre-teen 
What you think it means: a lab surfactant

6. Alcohol


What everyone thinks it means: rubbing/drinking alcohol
What you think it means: a lot of other chemicals not for rubbing/drinking

7. Butterfly


What everyone thinks it means: a colorful flying insect
What you think it means: a gracious acceptance of defeat

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