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ramon

[ruh-mohn] /rəˈmoʊn/
noun
1.
any of several tropical American trees belonging to the genus Brosimum, of the mulberry family, the leaves of which are used as forage, especially B. alicastrum, which bears the breadnut.
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[ra-moon] /ræˈmun/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Spanish ramón browse, augmentative of ramo branch (< Latin rāmus; see ramus)
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ramoon in Medicine

Ramon Ra·mon (rä-môɴ'), Gaston Léon. 1886-1963.

French bacteriologist who in 1936 discovered a method of producing toxoids, leading to the development of vaccinations against diphtheria and tetanus.

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