An appliance made to conform to the outer aspect of the dental arch and used in the management of jaw and facial injuries.
Why do sounds close to “mama” appear in so many languages?Mother, maman, mommy, amma, mama, em, mum, mamma, mutter, mare, maty, ana . . . Across languages an uncanny pattern appears for the word “mother.” Why? Is it evidence of universal language? Is this evidence of sound symbolism at work, when a phoneme (sound) has meaning completely unto itself? If you are a linguist, baby talk is not a cute and meaning-lite semi-language used with …
- lactate 2,
- lactate dehydrogenase,
- lactated ringer's injection,
- lactated ringer's solution,
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