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Open Cabbage

leafy garden vegetable of many widely dissimilar varieties, all probably descended from the wild, or sea, cabbage ( Brassica oleracea ) of the family


any plant of the family Cactaceae, a large group of succulents found almost entirely in the New World. A cactus plant is conspicuous for its fleshy

Open Caecilians

( sēsĭl'ēӘn ), any of the legless, tailless tropical amphibians belonging to the order Gymnophiona (or Apoda). Most adult caecilians resemble

Cairns, John, 1922-

Place : United States of America Subject : biography, biology English virologist known for his research into cancer. Cairns was born in Oxford on 21

Callahan, Daniel, 1930-

US philosopher and medical ethicist. His particular concerns are reflected in the title of the over 30 books he has written or edited, including


abbr. cal, unit of heat energy in the metric system. The measurement of heat is called calorimetry . The calorie, or gram calorie, is the quantity of

Open Cancer

The general term used to refer to a malignant TUMOUR , irrespective of the tissue of origin. ‘Malignancy’ indicates that (i) the tumour is capable of

Open Capers

A spiny trailing shrub, the caper bush ( Capparis spinosa ) grows to between 4 and 5 feet in height. It is native to the Mediterranean region and

Caplan, Arthur L.

US philosopher and biomedical ethicist. His primary areas of research interest were in the use of new technologies in health care, transplantation,

Open Capybara

Savanna-dwelling social grazers averaging a hefty 50kg (110lb), capybaras are unusual animals. They are found only in South America, where they live