Gut

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Old English guttas (plural) "bowels, entrails," literally "a channel," related to geotan "to pour," from Proto-Germanic *gut-, from PIE root *gheu- "to pour." Related to Middle Dutch gote, Dutch goot,…

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Socket

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E. (old English): socket  = spearhead; from old French soc = ploughshare. Later the meaning was transferred to mean a sheath or holder, the hollow into which something fits.

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Vancomycin

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E. vanquish  = to defeat, and Gr. mykes = fungus. Vancomycin is a "last resort" antibiotic that was created to kill strains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which were resistant to…

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