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2005-05-16 07:25:39

Grim outlook for a deadly disease revealed at cancer meeting HealthDay News -- Despite dramatic advances in the fight against many types of cancer, one form of the disease seems to have eluded almost all attempts at treatment. The survival prospects for those with advanced melanoma have not improved over the past three decades, despite scientists' best efforts, according to research presented Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. "There has not...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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