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2008-07-04 03:00:02

CHICAGO - Do you ever feel like a mosquito magnet? About 10 percent of the population actually qualifies, according to entomologist Jerry Butler, a professor emeritus at the University of Florida. These are the people who get covered in bites while their porch partners or biking buddies are left unscathed. Many of them get exaggerated skin reactions to the bugs - hard red welts or hives that can itch for days. Children are more susceptible to these reactions, which can cause...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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