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a European flatfish, Scophthalmus rhombus, closely related to the turbot.
A(braham) A(rden) 1874–1948, U.S. psychoanalyst and author, born in Austria.
William Stewart (“Brill”) 1852–1922, U.S. surgeon and educator.
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noun (pl) brill, brills
a European food fish, Scophthalmus rhombus, a flatfish similar to the turbot but lacking tubercles on the body: family Bothidae
(Brit, slang) excellent or wonderful
American surgeon who discovered the technique of local anesthesia by injecting cocaine into specific nerves in 1885. He administered what is believed to be the first blood transfusion in the United States in 1881. Halsted also developed new surgical techniques for treating cancers and other abnormalities and introduced the use of rubber gloves during surgery.


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