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Science News Archive - August 24, 2004

SUMMARY Tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNF-[alpha]), cyclooxygenase (COX)- 2, and prostaglandin (PG)E-2 play a critical role in the pathophysiology of arthritis.

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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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