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2009-12-09 14:23:48

Maria Antonia Iglesias, a former pianist from Catalonia, Spain, was overjoyed when she got what scientists call the first bionic fingers, according to BBC News. Iglesias said the motor-powered devices allow her to pick up a glass, hold cutlery and write for the first time since she lost her digits after an illness. The ProDigits were created by Touch Bionics, the Livingston, West Lothian company which made the bionic i-Limb hand. The loss of two fingers can reduce hand function by up to 20...


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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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