An ulcer extending through the wall of an organ.
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What does it mean “to pink” something, and how did the color become associated with Valentine’s Day?
You are minding your own business in the grocery store when — wham! Pink hearts and candies placed at eye level by merchants remind you that once again, Valentine’s Day is here. Why pink? How did pink become so strongly associated with February 14, roses, and romance? The word pink dates back to the 1570s, when “to pink” meant to create a small cut or perforation, …
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