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#33782 - 06/26/01 05:13 PM does anybody...
PikaPooch Offline
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Registered: 06/10/01
Posts: 5
Loc: Lebanon, NH
...know what nucleosis means and if i spelled it right

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#33783 - 06/26/01 05:54 PM Re: does anybody...
doc_comfort Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 618
Loc: Australia
I don't recall hearing the term except as part of infectious mononucleosis - a viral (Epstein-Barr Virus normally) disease most common in adolescents and young adults, characterised by swollen glands (hence it is aka Glandular Fever) and generally feeling pretty crappy. The mononucleosis part arises from the presence of a high number of mononuclear cells (aka lymphocytes) in the blood.

Literally then, I assume nucleosis is a high number of nuclei (with or without surrounding cells) in the blood, but there are much better terms for that.


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#33784 - 06/27/01 08:40 AM Re: does anybody...
Brandon Offline
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Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 218
Loc: Mountain West, USA
Might you mean nucleolus, the small sack that holds the RNA in the nucleus of a cell?


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#33785 - 06/27/01 08:53 AM Re: does anybody...
teresag Offline
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Registered: 03/12/01
Posts: 60
Loc: Oregon, USA
PikaPooch, what is the derivation of your screen name ? My mother-in-law formerly had a dog we dubbed "Pica" because of its tendency to eat non-food items. Welcome, by the way.


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#33786 - 06/27/01 09:47 AM Re: does anybody...
maverick Offline
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Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
I have suspicions that we are dealing with a ranamed pooch...


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#33787 - 06/27/01 10:21 AM Re: does anybody...
jimthedog Offline
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Registered: 02/24/01
Posts: 387
Loc: Hartsville, New York.
I have suspicions that we are dealing with a ranamed pooch
No way in the world. No one in this house uses pokemon (),and in his (?) profile, there is mention of that game.


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#33788 - 06/27/01 01:00 PM Re: does anybody...
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Please is "ranamed" a typo or a genuine new word unknown to me?


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#33789 - 06/27/01 01:03 PM Re: does anybody...
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
a typo or a genuine new word

mav? typo? I must strongly pretest this impugning of our dear mav's competence.


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#33790 - 06/27/01 01:49 PM Re: "a genuine new word"
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10525
Loc: this too shall pass
<gulp> [now where the heck is that irony icon?]


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#33791 - 06/27/01 02:05 PM Re: "a genuine new word"
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
"<gulp> [now where the heck is that irony icon?"

As Dorothy Parker might have said, the emotional range of the emoticons is from A to B. That is why I never use them.


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