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FDA Guidelines Address Nanotechnology Use In Food, Cosmetics
2012-04-22 04:21:31

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a pair of draft guidelines Friday addressing the possible use of nanotechnology -- tiny engineered materials that are too minute to be seen under a microscope -- by manufacturers in the food and cosmetic industries. The two draft guidance documents are entitled “Guidance for Industry: Assessing the Effects of Significant Manufacturing Process Changes, including Emerging Technologies, on the Safety and Regulatory Status of Food...


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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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