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PUN

Abbreviation for:
plasma urea nitrogen
patient unmet needs
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EM: Of course, a verbal pun (paranomasia) can be heuristic, as it is in the hands of James Joyce, for example.
Is Hermione the same as Hermolycus' daughter, and how did she manage to have such a variety of husbands?' (52) The puzzle depends on etymological punning on the names (paranomasia).
Considerando poi la paranomasia che viene a stringere l'aggettivo <<solo>> al sostantivo <<sole>> potremmo dire che, similmente a cio che abbiamo precedentemente rilevato a proposito della coppia lessicale <<solo / figliolo>>, e un richiamo sul piano metricofonico a marcare quello semantico.
(33) In Ginanni's work there is, rather, a tightly controlled use of language to approximate, through words and images, and especially through assonances, synesthesia, repetition, and paranomasia, an effect similar to that of painterly and musical biomorphic abstraction.
Y asi, mediante una inesperada paranomasia, el todo ya no podia ser representado por la parte sino que la exhibicion de las partes (las partes pudendas) terminaba arruinando todo.
(26) 'The Paranomasia, or Pun, where a word, like the tongue of a jackdaw, speakes twice as much by being split' (The Art of Sinking (1727), in The Prose Works of Alexander Pope, ed.