Health & Spirit

New Mole, New Problem

Scott LaFee on

Med School

Q: What do you call the ridge of tissue caused when you bite the inside of your cheek over and over again?

A: Morsicatio buccarum. Repeated biting of the lips is called morsicatio labiorum and chronic chewing of the tongue is called morsicatio linguarum. Morsus is Latin for bite. Buccal refers to the mouth.

Final Words

"I feel here that this time they have succeeded."

--Russian revolutionary and multiple assassination target Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), killed while in exile in Mexico City


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