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2008-07-28 09:01:47

MIAMI, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The South Florida Proton Center and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine announce the first university affiliated proton treatment facility in South Florida. The $85-100 million facility, officially "The South Florida Proton Center at The University of Miami," will be located at the new UM Life Sciences Park and will be a LEED certified green building. Proton therapy uses a sophisticated system with a particle accelerator to precisely deposit...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'