A crisscross stitch placed so as to control bleeding from a tissue surface or small vessel when it is tied.
A suture used to fix the columella to the nasal septum.
The X In Xmas Is Really About Jesus ChristDo you find the word Xmas, as an abbreviation for Christmas, offensive? Many people do, but the origin of this controversial term might change your mind!
The Most Surprisingly Serendipitous Words Of The DayIn Part II of our lexical stroll down memory lane (see Part I (1999–2008) here), we will be examining word selections from 2009–2018, unearthing serendipitous synchronicities and offering perspicacious perspectives into notable events and trends of the last decade.
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