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Aphorism of the Day

KnowLedge
(Knit, knee, knock, cllinic, climax ...)
"I know I know nothing"
"True wisom is knowing you know nothing."


Socrates

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Word of the Day
Gnomos GNOME PATHOGNOMONIC PROGNOSIS
(medical extract)
~ GNOMO     or 
~ GNOMOS    id+ | TO JUDGE base on TO KNOW | 
~ GNOSIA    id+ | INTELLIGENCE|        sug> COGNOMEN 
~ GNORISIS  id+ | IGNORANCE | 
~ GNOME    id+ | little person or DWARF or PIGMY  
                 presumed to KNOW SECRETS | 
  etym> this complex of meanings is inherent in 
        PROGNOSIS  PATHOGNOMOMIC PHYSIOGNOMY and   
  its opp IGNOMOS found in IGNORANCE AGNOSTIC 
  IGNOMINIOUS AGNOMEN 
  med> hx> PHYSIOGNOMY was once a discipline 
           claiming that FACIAL SIGNS reflected 
  the HEALTH STATUS which in fact is to some degree 
  true as in the case of dysmorphic patients  
  such as those with facies of DOWN syndrome 
  med> hx> MUCH OF DYSMORPHOLOGY in CLINICAL GENETICS 
           SEEKS FACIAL SIGNS and rely on the 
  PHYSIOGNOMY to suggest the DIAGNOSIS 
  cont> sug> FACIES 
  
        
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Med Word of the Day
ASCITIS
~ ASCITIS from gr roots ASCI ASCO for 
          BAG BLADDER VESICLE SAC  
  med> FLUID in the ABDOMINAL CAVITY 
  med> ONE OF THE PROMINENT COMPLICATIONS OBSERVED 
       AS A CONSEQUENCE OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS
       ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC ALCOHOLISM 
~ ASCO sp REPUGNANT REVULSIVE 
          ASQUEROSO denotes SICKENING DISGUSTING REPULSIVE 
  hx>  ASCO points toward a WINE-SKIN BAG 
  eng  BOTA BAG which points to 
  sp   BOTELLA or 
  eng  BOTTLE 
  hx>  BOTA points to currently used SPANISH BOTA BAG 
       A SAC FORMERLY MADE FROM A URINARY BLADDER 
  MOSTLY AS A PORTABLE FLEXIBLE WINE CONTAINER 
  ASCO ASQUEROSO points TOWARD THE STENCH OF USED 
  BOTA BAGS RELATED TO ROTTING WINE and by extension to the 
  WINE STENCH of A "WINO" OFTEN A HOMELESS WINE ADDICTED ALCOHOLIC 
  see> ALCOHOL 
  sug> VINE    
  sug> ABDOMEN ABDUCT 

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