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in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years not divisible by 400 366 days , bissextile year , intercalary year , leap year
progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness Alzheimer's , Alzheimer's disease , Alzheimers
alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams amalgam , dental amalgam
primitive reptile having no opening in the temporal region of the skull; all extinct except turtles anapsid , anapsid reptile
14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox church Apocrypha
obscure except to expert arcane , esoteric , recherché
burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use Arctium lappa , cocklebur , great burdock , greater burdock
swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back backstroke
allotrope of iron that is the same as alpha iron except that it is nonmagnetic; stable between 768 and 906 degrees centigrade beta iron
any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic bitter cress , bittercress
United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight) Bronze Star , Bronze Star Medal
solo dance similar to a fan dance except large balloons are used instead of fans bubble dance
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variety of beaver found in almost all areas of North America except Florida Castor canadensis , New World beaver
all the New World monkeys except marmosets and tamarins Cebidae , family Cebidae
countries occupying Central America; these countries (except for Belize and Costa Rica) are characterized by low per capita income and unstable governments Central American country , Central American nation
order of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet: herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; ibises Ciconiiformes , order Ciconiiformes
small class of minute arthropods; unimportant except for the garden centipede class Symphyla , Symphyla
secret except to authorized persons classified
of temperate regions except eastern Asia and Australia common duckweed , Lemna minor , lesser duckweed
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