“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 deoxyribonucleic acid with the specific pairing of the organic bases, opens the most spectacular possibilities for the unravelling of the details of the control and transfer of genetic information.”
- 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.
Abbreviation for ‘well-developed, well-nourished,’ shorthand used by physicians when jotting down the results of a physical examination. For example, a WDWNWF would be a well-developed, well-nourished white female.
1. The windpipe (trachea). 2. More loosely, the throat. “Cut his weasand with thy knife.” The Tempest, Shakespeare. Weasand is from the Middle English wesand and the Old High German weisunt meaning windpipe. Sometimes written wesand or wezand.