Words spelled with -ae/-oe

British English words that are spelled with the double vowels ae or oe are just spelled with an e in American English:

BritishUS
leukaemialeukemia
manoeuvremaneuver
oestrogenestrogen
paediatricpediatric

 

Note that in American English, certain terms, such as archaeology, retain the ae spelling as standard, although the spelling with just the e (e.g., archeology) is usually acceptable as well.


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