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What is the World’s Longest Word?

The longest word in the world is the full chemical name the protein titin with a total of 189,819 letters: Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyl...isoleucine. There is some dispute as to whether it is a real word or not, however. The longest word to officially appear in a dictionary is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. It is the name of a lung disease that is caused by inhalation of mineral dust.

by Kathy Taylor on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 17:27

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