A mucopolysaccharide outer shell enveloping certain bacteria.
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You may be good at Sudoku, but do you know what the word literally means?
Are you passionate about Sudoku? The number puzzle is so popular that its origin and the meaning of its name deserve some attention. (Don’t confuse the word “sudoku” with “sodoku,” which is a bacterial zoonotic disease known as “rat-bite fever.” Basically, sodoku has more in common with the Ebola virus than any puzzle game.) Sudoku is similar to types of European puzzles that were played in …
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