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A New Option In Peanut Allergy Testing
2012-03-21 08:16:11

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute have found a way to better test for peanut allergies. This new method has proven to not only be more accurate, but also more convenient and cost effective than current tests. Parents who suspect that their child may be allergic to peanuts currently have three options for testing against this allergy: The first option is a blood test that measures the immune system´s response to peanuts. This requires...


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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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