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Medical Meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins Hardcover – 30 Nov 2003


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  • Hardcover: 267 pages
  • Publisher: American College of Physicians; Second edition (30 Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930513496
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930513495
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 2.8 x 25.8 cm
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Adding some 300 words and phrases to the 3,000 original entries, this lexicographic work describes the origins of medical words from abdomen (from the Latin abdodere , "to hide," in that ingestion of food would be hidden away in the belly) to zyzzyva, a tropical weevil included because Haubrich (medicine, U. of California at San Diego) could "think


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