The paper I am working on contains many medical terms -- particularly pathologies -- to which I write the description of each one along with related literature for their causes in a table. For this purpose, I refer a couple of medical dictionaries.
- Should I cite each term with appropriate dictionary I am using separately next to each definition of the term? I believe this would overcrowd my reference section.
In some cases, I merge and use multiple dictionary terms to phrase my own description of the term.
Hence would it be better to just have a single reference to the dictionaries such as
The following medical dictionaries are referred for appropriate terminology: [15,16,24].
at a footnote or at the bottom of the table?
- Should one cite a dictionary at all (for a survey paper)?