acute african sleeping sickness
acute African sleeping sickness n.
See Rhodesian trypanosomiasis.
- Acute alcoholism
acute alcoholism acute alcoholism n. See alcoholism. Historical Examples Another mental disturbance of acute alcoholism is delirium tremens, which is inexactly called mania a potu by some writers. Essays In Pastoral Medicine Austin Malley It is a form of acute alcoholism seen in persons with a strong hereditary tendency to drink. The New Gresham Encyclopedia […]
- Acute angle
acute angle acute angle An angle whose measure is between 0° and 90°. Compare obtuse angle. Historical Examples The wind roared and shrieked in its wild fury, and such was its force that I fell in an acute angle. The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat At the bottom of the falls the river turns […]
- Acute anterior poliomyelitis
. an acute viral disease, usually affecting children and young adults, caused by any of three polioviruses, characterized by inflammation of the motor neurons of the brain stem and spinal cord, and resulting in a motor paralysis, followed by muscular atrophy and often permanent deformities. Historical Examples Soon after this, Kling and Levaditi published their […]
Insurance. a person who computes premium rates, dividends, risks, etc., according to probabilities based on statistical records. (formerly) a registrar or clerk. noun (pl) -aries a person qualified to calculate commercial risks and probabilities involving uncertain future events, esp in such contexts as life assurance n. 1550s, “registrar, clerk,” from Latin actuarius “copyist, account-keeper,” from […]