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2012-06-12 11:44:55

-People newly diagnosed with chronic leukemia must often wait to learn if they have a faster- or slower-progressing form of the disease. -This study identified a molecular marker that quickly helps to distinguish which form a patients has. -The findings could enable patients with aggressive disease to start treatment sooner. Researchers have identified a prognostic marker in the most common form of chronic leukemia that can help to distinguish which patients should start treatment...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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