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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
by 1627 from Latin nocuus "hurtful," from root of nocere "to injure, harm," from causative form of Proto Indo-European *nek- "death."