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2009-09-17 10:00:00

TONBRIDGE, England, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Contraceptive Pill has been crowned the greatest pharmacy innovation of the past 150 years, by leading figures in the drugs industry. The pill eclipsed Coca-Cola, the electric light bulb and penicillin in a star-studded competition organised to celebrate Chemist+Druggist magazine's 150th birthday. The final four inventions went head-to-head in a live debate, with top industry peers voting overwhelmingly for the contraceptive pill to win....

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.