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2012-07-23 06:18:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In a study reported by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers tried to determine which course of action is more beneficial for men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer through the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: radical prostatectomy or observation without surgery? From November 1994 through January 2002, researchers randomly assigned 731 men with localized prostate cancer to radical prostatectomy or observation and followed them through...


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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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