Monday, January 25, 2010

Dictionary Highlights: Day 25

biogen - a hypothetical protein molecule, large and unstable, once assumed to be basic to fundamental biological processes.

biostatics - the branch of biology dealing with the structure of organisms in relation to their functions

biostatistics - the application of statistics to biological and medical data.

bippy - an unspecified part of the anatomy (usually used in the phrase You bet your (sweet) bippy).

bird farm - an aircraft carrier.

Because that's the first thing that comes into your mind when you think "bird farm"

Birds, the - a comedy (414 b.c.) by Aristophanes.

Alfred Hitchcock's remake really failed to capture the spirit of humor in the original.

bissextus - February 29th: the extra day added to the Julian calendar every fourth year (except those evenly divisible by 400) to compensate for the approximately six hours a year by which the common year of 365 days falls short of the solar year.

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