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2012-08-24 19:20:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Animal branding has been in use since the ancient Egyptians marked their livestock with hot irons several thousand years ago, but the practice has come under fire in recent years from animal rights groups. Critics of the convention say that it causes undue stress and harm to the animals, but veterinary scientists from Germany and Austria have decided to approach the controversy from a different direction by investigating the...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.