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Wound slough

Layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue.

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Winnow

To separate the chaff from grain or seed by wind or a forced current of air; eliminating the dry covering…

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Warts

Abnormal growths on the skin due to viral infection caused by human papillomavirus.

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Wandering pacemaker

An atrial arrhythmia that occurs when the natural cardiac pacemaker site shifts between the sino-atrial node, the atria and/or the…

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Worcestershire sauce

Worcestershire sauce takes its name from the English county—or shire—of Worcestershire, the home of the condiment’s inventor, Sir Marcus Sandys.…

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Won ton

In Cantonese, won ton means dumpling, which is exactly what a won ton is, whether it is served in soup…

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Wishbone

By the early seventeenth century, the archery and arm-wrestling competitions that once followed medieval feasts had evolved into another sort…

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Winkle

The winkle is a small, edible snail, one usually poached and then eaten with bread and butter. Its name, first…

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Wine

The ancient Romans called fermented grape juice vinum, the source not only of the English wine—first recorded in the ninth…

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