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How does purchasing provisions or catering semantically relate to facilitating phagocytosis?

Why did physician choose obsōnāre to create opsonin? Rendering pathogens more susceptible to phagocytosis doesn't feel connected to purchasing provisions or catering. Etymology: < classical Latin ...
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Why was 'haemophilia' created to mean 'A constitutional (usually hereditary) tendency to bleeding'? [closed]

Is this auto-antonymy? I'm guessing so, as humans who love blood undeniably wouldn't want to lose it! If not, which type of semantic shift according to Blank's 1999 typology? OED and haemophilia - ...
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Latin terms in (medical) clinical letters - UK

Today I came across this news article. In short, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (in the UK) is providing new guidelines to medical doctors on the writing of clinical letters to patients. Among ...
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What does “Scat.” stands for in Latin?

I found this prescription in which the word "Scat." is found. What does this abbreviation stand for? I've tried googling, and I found that in Latin there is a word "scatula" which means box. I'm ...
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What is “Sleep debt” in Latin?

How can I say "sleep debt" or "chronically not sleeping enough" in classical Latin? I have big doubts that this term was not used by doctors, but can not find a correct translation.
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Why did the Romans link Autumn with earth and melancholy, Spring with air and sanguine, and Winter with water and phelgm?

I don't understand the Romans' linking of humor, season, and characteristics for Humours 1-3. E.g. for 1: 1.1. Why'd black bile predominate in autumn (which I agree, is cold and dry)? 1.2. Why'd ...