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2008-10-09 12:00:38

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Sally Garneski, Manager, Public Information/Electronic Publishing, +1-312-202-5409, sgarneski@facs.org, or Cory Suzan Petty, Senior Public Information Assistant, +1-312-202-5328, cpetty@facs.org, both of American College of Surgeons SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 94th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene October 12- 16 at the Moscone Convention...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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