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WEDICO-CHIRURGICAL

Pertaining conjointly to medicine and surgery. iIedico-legal Relating both to medicine and law. tfedico-mania Morbid interest or zeal in medical matters exhibited by non-professional persons, vledicommissure The middle commissure of the third ventricle. The junction of the mesal surfaces of the thalami. It is in a direct line between the porta and the aqueduct, and just dorsad of the aulix. It consists mainly of cells, and is so soft as commonly to be torn during the removal of the brain, dedico-pneumatic Relating to pneumatic medicine.

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WOUND

W., Penetrating, one that pierces the walls of a cavity or enters into an organ. W., Physiologic, Gerhard

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WOODPULP

is prepared for use in thu manufacture of paper and artificial silk by a number of processes”mechanical,” “semichetnical,” “sulphite,” “sulphate,” “soda,” and socalled “kraft”all being directed to obtain the constituent cellulose dissociated from its accompanying substances.

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WHEEZING

W. of Horses, difficulty of respiration due at times to mechanical causes or presence of a tumor on the larynx.

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WRIGHTIN

CJ4H40N2. Stenhouse

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WATER GAS

is obtained by passing steam over red hot coke, which has the effect of decomposing the watervapour and producing a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide gases To make this mixture of gases luminous when burning, it is mixed with oil vapours, and it is also employed for mixing with ordinary coal gas.

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WHISKEY

W., Bourbon, a corn whiskey made originally in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

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WRYNECK

W., Spasmodic, a serious form of spasmodic tic, consisting of a clonic spasm of the cervical muscles. Syn., Spasmodic Torticollis, Torticollis spasmodica, Chronic Spasm in the Area of the Nervus accessorius, Spinal-accessory Spasm; Fr. Tic rotatoire. Ger. Nickkratnpf.

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WALNUT OIL,

expressed from the seeds of Juglans regia, is of pale yellowishgreen colour, with sp. gr. 092 to 093 refractive mdex, 14808; saponification value, 192 to 197; and iodine value, 142 to 146. The main constituent is linolic acid. It is soluble in alcohol and ether and is used in the varnish and paint trades.

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WHITE

W., Permanent, a commercial name for barium sulfate, Ba,S04, used considerably as a substitute for white lead.

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