A tuberculous infection of areas of the digestive tract having relative statis or abundant lymphoid tissue resulting from the expectoration and swallowing of tubercle bacilli; it is a complication of open tuberculosis of the lungs.
When did the letter U enter the alphabet? It will surprise you.
There was no letter U in the alphabet. Well, that’s not the entire story. There was the sound for the letter we call U, but it didn’t look like U. It looked like V. The Classical Latin alphabet had only 23 letters, not the 26 that we have today. (This is why the W looks like a double V but is pronounced like a double …
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