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med another name for tympanites
A Word Problem in Tonight’s Meteor ShowerTonight’s meteor shower has an anachronistic name. It was originally named after the constellation Quadrans Muralis, discovered by Jerome Lalande in 1795. Well, “discover” may be the wrong word. Today, the International Astronomical Union no longer recognizes this constellation, rather the stars that were a part of it are now considered to be parts of other, more widely recognized constellations. Lalande named the constellation “Quadrans Muralis” after …
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- meteor shower,
- meteor swarm,
- meteoric water,
- meteorite crater,
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The meteorism is usually preceded and accompanied by gurgling and tenderness on pressure in the right iliac fossa.
In a few days the febrile action and the meteorism may subside, leaving the symptoms of local peritonitis.
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