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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Definitions for nocuous

  1. very hurtful; noxious

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Citations for nocuous
The most important conclusions are that the bile of nocuous or venomous serpents is the most powerful antidote to venom. , Nature
"Let us take for example a nocuous stimulus, such as a strong electric current or wounding or cauterization of the skin." Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, Conditioned Reflexes
Origin of nocuous
1625-1635
by 1627 from Latin nocuus "hurtful," from root of nocere "to injure, harm," from causative form of Proto Indo-European *nek- "death."
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