Monthly Archives: June 2011
xanthous: yellowish in color; having light tan or yellow skin (sometimes referred to as ‘high yellow’), or alternatively used to designate those with yellow (blond or auburn) hair and light complexion; jaundiced. Tricks of Light A sagging belly is an … Continue reading
Chronic Sorrows This poem will appear in an upcoming online journal. Link is forthcoming.
chilblain: inflammation, swelling or ulceration, usually of the fingers or toes, seen primarily in people with circulatory or connective tissue disorders; differentiated from frostbite, which is seen with extreme cold exposure. Usually called chilblains, also known as pernio or perniosis. … Continue reading
foot drop: a weakness or paralysis of muscles in the lower leg that affects a person’s ability to lift (or dorsiflex) the front of the foot, causing the foot to drag. In an attempt to correct the condition, some adopt a … Continue reading
anneal: to toughen, strengthen, or temper; in metallurgy: a process of first heating and then cooling in order to render a material less brittle; in physics: to cause a change in molecular structure by rearrangement of atoms; in biology: a process … Continue reading
prognosis: the potential or expected outcome; a forecast or prediction; in medicine, the expected course of recovery from disease or injury. With thanks to Luisa A. Igloria for the prompt from her poem, Prognosis. Prognosis He waited for death to stumble … Continue reading