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2009-03-15 08:20:00

A Texas veterinarian technician has discovered a new life form during a routine exam of an Attwater Prairie Chicken."I actually found it in April of 2007," said Casey Plummer, who discovered the protozoan parasite."It took almost a year to determine it was a new protozoan. When I found out, I was so excited! When they told me it had never been identified before, I was over the moon about it, really," she said during an interview with the Tyler Morning Telegraph.At just 29 years old, Ms....


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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