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Italian Baby Receives World's Smallest Artificial Heart
2012-05-23 04:25:44

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Italian doctors recently announced they completed an operation that implanted the smallest artificial heart in a 16-month-old baby boy. He received the device prior to obtaining a permanent organ donation. The operation was completed at Bambino Gesù Hospital, a children´s hospital located in the capital city of Italy. The hospital, first founded in 1869, is now part of the Italian National Healthcare System. The organization focuses on...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'