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IRIDIC IRIDIUM IRIDOLOGY IRIDOMALACIA IRIDORHEXIS IRIDOSCHISIS
IRIDOTOMY IRIDOPLEGIA IRENA IRENE IRIS


~ IRIDAL        pertaining the see> IRIS 
~ IRIDALGIA     IRIS PAIN
~ IRIDECTOMY    med> EXCISION or RESECTION OF 
                     IRIDES or IRISES 
~ IRIDEMIA      med> IRIDAL HEMORRHAGE 
                     note   HAIMA for BLOOD 
~ IRIDESCENCE   id+ | TO GLEAM LIKE A RAINBOW |  
                id+ | SPLENDID COLORS or COLORATURA | 
                id+ | SPLENDID EMISSION OF COLORS | 
                sug>  VIRIDESCENT VERDANT VERDE for GREEN 
~ IRIDIAL       or
~ IRIDIC        pertaining to the see> IRIS 
~ IRIDIUM       id+ | EXTRATERRESTRIAL IRIDESCENT METAL | 
~ IRIDO~        med> prefix pointing to IRIDES 
~ IRIDOLOGY     med> proposed SCIENTIFIC diagnostic tool 
                     per examination of the IRIS 
                see> more below  
~ IRIDOMALACIA  med> MALACIA or IRIS SOFTENING 
~ IRIDORHEXIS   med> RHEXIS or RUPTURE OF AN IRIS 
~ IRIDOSCHISIS  med> IRIDAL see> COLOBOMA or SPLIT  
                     former implies CONGENITAL 
                     latter implies ACQUIRED 
~ IRIDOTOMY     med> TOMOS or SURGICAL SLIT of THE IRIS 
                     see> COLOBOMA for natural IRIDAL SLIT 
~ IRIDOPLEGIA   med> PLEGIA or IRIDAL PARALYSIS 
~ IRENA         see> EIRENE    
~ IRENE         see> EIRENE 
~ IRIS          id+ | personification of the RAINBOW | 
                id+ | I JOIN as per BOW | 
  note a NAME implying RADIANT RESPLENDENT LUSTER              
  id+ | SWIFT SPEAKER  MESSENGER | 
  id+ | MULTICOLORED  FLEXIBLE  
  id+ | BENDING  YIELDING  BOW | 
  id+ | COLORFUL SHIMMER and CAPRICIOUS VARIABILITY | 
  id+ | both feminine IRIS masculine HERMES were 
        messengers of Olympus and so FLEXIBLE 
        as to have no MORALS or UNETHICAL |   
  id+ | GLEAM and GLITTER of SPARKLING SHINING COLORS | 
  note  complex and broad etymology 
        links with WEAK WICKER BEND FLEXIBLE 
  with TWISTING TWIG as are VINE tendrils pointing to 
  WINE VINEGAR and lat VIERE VINUM VIMINAL thus to 
  VICE VICES WITCH WICKED WIRE WEEK 
  biol>    VICIA           genus of GRAPE PLANTS and 
  lat      VICES           VICAR  VICARIOUS  VICISSITUDE 
  old eng  WICCA           see> WITCH pointing to 
                                WEAK WICKED WIRE
  biol>    VINCAPERVINCA   name of WINDING PLANTS 
  lat      IRIS            BEND and          sug> AURA 
  gr       IRIS            HALO or RAINBOW   sug>   SPLENDOR 
  gr       IRIS            or                sug> RESPLENDENT 
           IRIDOS          RAINBOW           sug>   DEPENDENT 
  chinese  see>            iris ideogram includes 
                           the ideogram for rainbow 
           INOS            WEAK or FLEXIBLE 
                           WEAK FIBER 
  biol>    INOSITOL        CELLULAR LIPOTROPIC CARBOHYDRATE 
  note                     WEAK pointing to 
                           WICKED 
                           WITCH 
  lat                      VIS or BEND as in VINE pointing to 
                           VIMEN  VIMINAL VINCULUM 
  lit+ " ... IRIS OF SAFFRON WINGS
         DISPLAYING AGAINST THE SUN A ROBE 
         OF A THOUSAND VARYING COLORS " by VIRGIL [#] 
  myth>  or EIRIS 
  myth>  perhaps related to OSIRIS 
         the JUDGE of the DEPARTED 
  myth>  VIRGIN GODDESS OF THE RAINBOW AND 
         FEMININE MESSENGER OF GODS or 
  FEMININE COUNTERPART OF HERMES or MERCURY 
  alt IRIS ESPOUSED ZEPHYRUS and CONCEIVED EROS 
  HER DWELLING WAS AT THE FOOT OF A RAINBOW 
  WATERS WERE GATHERED TO FEED THEM 
  BACK TO THE CLOUDS 
  alt SOME CONSIDER IRIS to represent OSIRIS 
      THE KING OF THE NETHER WORLD and 
  SPOUSE OF ISIS WHOM HE HELPED BY 
  JUDGING THE DEAD 
  note IRIS STOOD FOR SHIMMER or CHANGEABILITY
       as in IRIDESCENT and implicit in       
  sug> GLEAM  SPARKLE  SPARK 
  note IRIS CHARGED CLOUDS WITH WATER FROM 
       LAKES AND RIVERS TO LET WATER FALL 
       IN A GENTLE FERTILIZING SHOWER
  IRIS EMBLEM or SIGN WAS 
       A RAINBOW IN SPLENDID COLORS also
       A SIGN or FORECAST OF RAIN 
  IRIS AS THE GODDESS OF THE RAINBOW AND
       THE FEMALE MESSENGER OF THE GODS 
       WAS QUITE REVERED
  IRIS WAS A DAUGHTER OF THAMAS or 
       THAUMAS & ELEKTRA and 
       SISTER OF THE HARPIES thus 
       GRANDDAUGHTER OF OKEANOS & GAEA 
  IRIS PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN HELPING LEDA TO DELIVER
       APOLLO   HER SON BY ZEUS   
  IRIS HELPED LEDA AND APOLLO TO ESCAPE 
       THE WRATH OF JEALOUS HERA 
  IRIS LIVED IN OLYMPUS AND ONLY LEFT WHEN ASKED 
       TO CONVEY DIVINE COMMANDS USING A 
       SIMILAR STAFF or CADUCEUS AS HERMES 
  sc> IRIDIUM serves as a marker of NON TERRESTRIAL 
      impacts by ASTEROIDS COMETS OR METEORITES
  such method produced data COMPATIBLE WITH THE THEORY 
  POSTULATING THAT THE EXTINCTION OF DINOSAURS 
  150 MILLIONS AGO WAS CAUSED BY AN IMPACT OF A 
  LARGE METEORITE 
  biol> there are INDIGENOUS IRIS AMERICAN PLANTS 
  biol> lat IRIDACEAE for IRIS FAMILY
        A PERENNIAL HERB WITH CORNS OR BULBS AND
  WITH LONG NARROW LEAVES AND SIX PETAL FLOWERS
  WHICH ARE AMONG THE EASIEST TO HYBRIDIZE       sug> VARIATION
  EVEN AMATEURS MAY CREATE NEW VARIETIES         sug> VARIEGATION
  TO DENOTE SOIL PREFERENCE
  IRIS ARE DIVIDED INTO " WET "  or " BEARDLESS AND
  "DRY" or BEARDED VARIETIES  
  the genera IRIS incl MOREA  TIGRIDIA  SPARAXIS  CROCUS
  TRITONIA  CROCOSMIA  ANTHOLYZA  GLADIOLUS  WATSONIA
  LAPEIROUSIA  MARICA etc 
  biol> med> IRIS VERSICOLOR for MULTI COLOR 
             contain a GLUCOSIDE IRIDIN 
  formerly used as a PURGATIVE and EMETIC 
  biol> hx> THESE POPULAR FLOWERING PLANTS 
            OF NUMEROUS VARIETIES
  WERE INTRODUCED WORLDWIDE STARTING FROM 
  THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN as denoted by 
  IRIS TROJANA  = TROY
  IRIS CYPRIANA   CYPRUS
  note THE LOUISIANA IRIS GROWS ALONG 
  note THE IRIS IS THE STATE FLOWER OF TENNESSEE
  biol> IRIDACEAE or IRADACEAE are insects so named 
        for their BEAUTY and COLOR or COLORATURA  
  biol> note pisc TROUT or TRUTTA IRIDEUS
        denotes the INNER CIRCLE OF THE OCELLUS OF
  THE WING OF A BUTTERFLY 
  med> HUMAN IRIS refers to 
       A BRIGHTLY AND DIVERSELY COLORED FLEXIBLE MEMBRANE 
  BEHIND THE CORNEA OF THE EYE WHICH SEPARATES 
  THE ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR OCULAR CHAMBERS 
  THE CENTRAL OPENING or PUPIL IS CIRCULAR IN HUMANS 
  in CATS GOATS and other ANIMALS the PUPIL IS 
  NOT ROUND BUT SLIT 
  SUCH FEATURE IN HUMANS IS REFERRED TO AS COLOBOMA 
  could also be called IRIDOSCHISIS 
  med> IRIDOLOGY is a proposed medical discipline 
  hx>  a 19th century Hungarian physician 
       Ignatz von PECZELY [#] proposed IRIDOLOGY as 
  a new DIAGNOSTIC TOOL 
  note that at the time STUDIES OF STRUCTURES such as 
  the shape of the head face and other forms of 
  MORPHOMETRY was in vogue and PECZELY tried to 
  directly link IRIS MARKS with BODY FUNCTIONS 
  which at least is an oversimplification and 
  more likely complete nonsense 
  biol> THE TRANSPARENT OCULAR CORNEA PERMITS THE 
        DIRECT INSPECTION OF THE IRIS AS A 
  HIGHLY VASCULAR RICH IN AUTONOMIC NERVES 
  med> a METABOLIC DISORDER causing 
       BODY COPPER ACCUMULATION RESULTING IN 
  HEPATO LENTICULAR DEGENERATION named after the 
  British neurologist A K WILSON [#] includes 
  evidence of COPPER ACCUMULATION in the 
  LIMBIC REGION OF THE CORNEA rather than the 
  IRIS PROPER manifest as RINGS of GREEN or 
  GOLDEN BROWN IN COLOR and referred to as 
  KAYSER FLEISCHER rings 
  med> in NEUROFIBROMATOSIS there often are 
       IRIS PIGMENTED and other IRIDAL alterations 
  useful as signs that help to sustain a diagnosis 
  hx> sc> IRIDIUM is the 77TH ELEMENT 
          FOUND BY TENNANT IN THE ALLOY   
          OSMIRIDUM or IRIDOSMINE and noted 
  while dissolving the alloy in acid 
  "THE STRIKING VARIETY OF COLORS" 
  in 1871 TYNDALL NOTED that when electrified 
  "THIS REFRACTORHY METAL EMITS A LIGHT OF 
   EXTRAORDINARY SPLENDOR" 
  art> NO STATUES OF IRIS SURVIVED 
       THE DEPREDATION BY BARBARIANS AND CHRISTIAN ZEALOTS 
  on few extant VASES and BAS-RELIEFS 
  IRIS IS REPRESENTED AS A BEAUTIFUL VIRGIN WITH 
  WINGS ATTACHED TO HER SHOULDERS AND SANDALS 
  DRESSED IN ROBES OF VARIOUS COLORS AND
  AT TIMES WITH A NIMBUS or LIGHT ON HER HEAD AND 
  GRASPING or HOLDING A STAFF AKIN TO THAT OF 
  A HERALD or CADUCEUS LIKE THAT HELD BY MERCURY or 
  see> HERMES 
        

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