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Barometer

/bəˈrämitər/ Noun, pl. barometers 1. An instrument measuring atmospheric pressure, used esp. in forecasting the weather and determining altitude. (Google Dictionary) 2. A barometer is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure. (wikipedia.org) 3. Anything used as a gauge or indicator. (wiktionary.org) Word origin: From Ancient Greek βάρος (“weight”) +‎...

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Barrier

/ˈbarēər/ Noun 1. An obstruction. (biology-online.org) 2. A fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access. (Google Dictionary) 3. A circumstance or obstacle that prevents communication or that keeps people or things apart: “a language barrier”. (Google Dictionary) Syn: bar, obstacle, hurdle, hindrance, obstruction Word origin: From Old French barriere (cf. French...

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Bartholin’s gland

1. (Anatomy) Either of two small glands located on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucous. 2. Two glands located slightly posterior and to the left and right of the opening of the vagina. They secrete mucus to lubricate the vagina and are homologous to bulbourethral glands in males. However, while Bartholin’s glands are located in the superficial perineal pouch in females, bulbourethral glands are located in the deep perineal pouch in males. (wikipedia.org) Syn: greater vestibular...

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