A loose piece of cartilage within a joint cavity that is detached from the articular cartilage or from a meniscus.
Wednesday Winner: Birling
Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Robert B. from St. Catharines, Canada. Birling means “a game played by lumberjacks, in which each tries to balance longest on a floating log while rotating the log with the feet.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! My inner child is now at peace, knowing what the …
Hyper vs. Hypo
Let’s start from the top: Hyper- is a prefix that means excess or exaggeration, while hypo- is another prefix that means under or beneath. Both hyper and hypo are usually used as prefixes, which are elements or partial words added to the beginning of a base word to modify its meaning. Hyper is derived from the Greek word for over, and hypo is a Greek …
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