A fruit of African origin that is, in reality, a vegetable related to cucumbers and squash. Watermelon is 92% water and 8% sugar. It is rich in lypocene, an antioxidant that gives it its characteristic color. It is fat free.
- Watermelon stomach
Parallel red sores in the stomach that look like the stripes on a watermelon. Frequently seen with cirrhosis of the liver.
- Watson, James
“Your discovery of the molecular structure of the deoxyribonucleic acid, the substance carrying the heredity, is of utmost importance for our understanding of one of the most vital biological processes. Practically all the scientific disciplines in the life sciences have felt the great impact of your discovery. The formulation of double helical structure of the […]
- Wax dip
A treatment for the symptoms of joint and muscle conditions, such as arthritis, that consists of melted mineral wax derived from petroleum applied to a body area. Wax dips can be especially helpful in relieving the pain and stiffness of arthritis involving the small joints of the hands when used as a small bath. The […]
- Wax, ear
wet and dry. Most whites and blacks have the wet type, and most Asians and Native Americans have the dry type.