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2009-07-12 07:30:00

According to a government report released Saturday, the percentages of infants born preterm and the percentage born with low birth weight has slightly declined in 2007, after several decades of steady increases. Dr. Duane Alexander, Director of Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, said that in 2007, 18% of all U.S. children between the ages of 0 to 17 lived in poverty, up from 17% the year before. "Infants born preterm and of low birth weight are...


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vermicular
  • 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.
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