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androcentrism

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A tendency towards male bias in institutions or a tendency to disregard the female contribution to society and culture.

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digitization

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Bibliography.

n. (in radiology) the conversion of an analogue image to a digital image. The image is broken down to pixels and numerical values assigned to each pixel for its position and to...

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eye

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

n. the organ of sight: a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light. The outer fibrous coat consists of the sclera and the...

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gallimaufry

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Medicine and Health.

The term ‘gallimaufry’, which in the sixteenth century was a dish comprising a hodge-podge of miscellaneous scraps of food, generally denotes a heterogeneous, random, unsystematic...

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margin

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Bibliography.

An edge or border. The alveolar margin forms the peripheral edge of bone around the tooth socket. The cavity margin is where the prepared surface of the cavity meets the external surface of...

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spectacles

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Bibliography.

Apparently known in China as early as the 13th century, spectacles were invented in the West in the 1280s by a Dominican monk, Alessandro della Spina. Glass-making shops producing lenses ...

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statues

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

For much of history societies have honored special persons or commemorated events by raising statues or building monuments. Statues of famous personages were erected in ancient Egypt,...

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survival rate

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Bibliography.

A numerical statement of the portion of the population remaining alive at a specified time after a life-threatening exposure or event. It may be a true rate, but often it is a number rather...

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trencher

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Bibliography.

Medieval English;

thick slices of (normally stale) bread, partly hollowed out and used as a plate, commonly given to the poor after the meal. Later replaced by a wooden trencher.

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werewolf

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Literature.

In myth or fiction, a person who changes for periods of time into a wolf, typically when there is a full moon. Recorded from late Old English, in form werewulf; the first element has...

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