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PLAGA PLAGAL PLAGIARIST PLAGIARIZE PLAGIOCEPHALY PLAGUE
~ PLAGA  id+ | STRIKE |
         note etymology
     eng    PLAGUE    = from
     lat    PLANGERE    TO STRIKE
     eng    PLANGOROUS  TO COMPLAIN as in
            PLAINTIVE   LAMENT
     gr     PLESSO      WOUND often OBLIQUE
     fr     BLESSURE    WOUND
     biol>  STRIPE or COLORED BAND  STREAK
            note   PLA and PLATE  PLAN  PLANE  PLAIN  <see
                   implying SPACIOUS or STABLE        <sug
            note   PLAGIARISM
~ PLAGAL       id+ | OBLIQUE |         sug> DEVIANT
~ PLAGIARIST   id+ | THIEF |
~ PLAGIARIZE   id+ | STEAL | as in
                     PLAGIARISM
     hx> in Rome the idea related to STOLEN SLAVES
     lat PLAGIUM = SLAVE STEALING   sug> PLUNDER
     sp  PLAGIO    FALSIFIED        sug> CONTEMPT
     gr  PLAGIUM   FALSE            sug> CORRUPT
         PLEKEIN   ENTWINE          sug> DISTORT
     ukr PLETY     WEAVE            sug> WEIRD
         PLOTKA    GOSSIP           sug> PLOT
                 note relation to see> PLACE see> PLACENTA
~ PLAGIOCEPHALY  med> HEAD NOT IN TRUE FORM or DEFORMED or
                      CROOKED ASYMMETRIC HEAD  SUCH MAY BE CAUSED
     BY PRESSURES BEFORE OR SHORTLY AFTER BIRTH
     OFTEN CAUSED INTENTIONALLY BY CULTURAL HABITS
     OF APPLYING PRESSURE BY BANDAGES
     note RECENT RECOMMENDATIONS CALLING FOR
     BABIES TO SLEEP ON THEIR BACK MAY BE THE CAUSE OF
     AN INCREASE IN FLATTENED HEADS AND NEEDLESS
     SURGICAL REPAIR OF SUCH FORMS OF PLAGIOCEPHALY
     SUCH CAN OFTEN BE CORRECTED BY A HELMET WHICH CAN
     GUIDE SKULL CRANIAL or
          CALVARIAL GROWTH
~ PLAGUE  id+ | A BLOW |  see> PEST
          med> ANY NUMBER OF CRUSHING DISEASES
               implies EPIDEMIC SERIOUS OFTEN FATAL
  CLUSTER OF EVENTS
  consider PEST  STRANGE  STRANGULATE and
           other words starting with see> STR~
  hx> THE LOCUST IS A SHY SOLITARY INSECT WHICH AT TIMES
      ALTERS ITS BEHAVIOR TO CONSTITUTE VORACIOUS SWARMS
  OF BILLIONS OF LOCUSTS WHICH DEVASTATE CROPS AND ARE
  CAPABLE OF FLYING GREAT DISTANCES
  LOCUST PLAGUES ARE ERRATIC
  sc> biol> CURRENT MOLECULAR RESEARCH INDICATES THAT BODY
            CONTACT TRANSFORMS THE LOCUST BEHAVIOR FROM
  SOLITARY TO GREGARIOUS  THIS SHIFT IS PROBABLY INDUCED
  WHEN ACCESS TO SCATTERED FOOD BECOMES LIMITED AND
  LOCUSTS BECOME CROWDED AND HAVE BODY CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER
  FEMALE LOCUST CAN ALTER THE BEHAVIOR OF THE UNBORN LOCUST
  BY CHEMICAL SIGNALS FROM A PEPTIDE CONTAINED IN THE
  FOAM OR MUCUS "PLUG" CONGLOMERATING THE EGGS
  THE PEPTIDE INDUCES GREGARIOUS BEHAVIOR OF THE NEXT
  LOCUST GENERATION  notably GREGARIOUS LOCUST ALSO CHANGE
  THE GREEN BROWN CAMOUFLAGE BODY COLOR OF SOLITARY FORMS
  INTO NEAR BLACK BODY COLOR OFTEN NOTED IN LOCUST FROM SWARMS
  EACH LOCUST EATS ITS OWN WEIGHT EVERY DAY BUT
  IT ALSO HAS FLOWN 5000 KILOMETERS FROM AFRICA TO THE
  CARIBBEAN WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER
  THE EXTREME CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR FROM THE USUAL SOLITARY
  TO GREGARIOUS HABITS CAN APPEAR WITHIN HOURS AFTER
  BODY TOUCH STIMULI    RESEARCH ON THIS TOPIC AT THE
  ENTOMOLOGY CENTER OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY CONTINUES
          

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