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Rotten Egg Gas Now Visible
2013-06-18 16:29:55

Watch the video "Chemical Lights Up Rotten Egg Gas In Body's Cells" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Southern Methodist University in Dallas have devised a chemical probe that allows for the visualization of an important process in the human body, the generation of hydrogen sulfide. Best known for its role in producing the “rotten egg” smell associated with certain bodily processes, hydrogen sulfide is also very important for the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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