Boutonnière

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Fr. bouton = button. In medical terms used to refer to a condition of the fingers with a flexion of the proximal and hyperextension of the distal interaphalangeal joint (PIP and…

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Bruit

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Fr. bruit = sound or noise. Refers to vascular murmurs.

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Licorice

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Gr. glukurrhiza =" sweet rot", glukus  = "sweet", rhiza = root, Old French  = "Licoresse" It is usually spelled "liquorice" in Commonwealth usage, but "licorice" in the United States. Excessive amounts of the active ingredient…

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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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