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    A paroxysmal disease or disorder of the nervous system, more common in females than males, not originating in any anatomical lesion, due-to psychic rather than physical causes, and attended, in the acute or convulsive form, by extraordinary manifestations of secondary effects of extreme nervousness. Hysteria is a state in which More...
    Those who, having been thought dead, had, after a long absence in foreign countries, returned safely home; or those who, having been thought dead in battle, had afterwards unexpectedly escaped from their enemies and returned home. These, among the Romans, were not permitted to enter their own houses at the More...
    The Cesarean operation. See CAESAREAN SECTION.
    In English law. A port, wharf, or small haven to embark or land merchandise at Cowell; Blount
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