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textbook

A term of art referring to a patient, or the patient him- or herself, who presents with so many of the “classic” findings seen in a particular disease or condition, that one could regard it as if described in a textbook on the subject. (As in, “So-and-so has a textbook case of impetigo.”)

textbook

Informatics A treatise on a particular subject. See Bible.
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Lot 1: purchase of school books (grammar, history, mathematics, geography, etc.
When Twain's chief qualms with Sunday school books are taken into consideration, it becomes apparent that Joan does not fit their typical pattern of the "good child" at all.
He pointed out that the General Establishment for Printings and School Books has allocated 300,000 copies of textbooks to Deir Ezzor province, asserting that some 200,000 copies were set to the province until now.
SCHOOL book rental schemes could be a lifeline for struggling parents, it was claimed yesterday.
This author would still like to know what happened to the school books.
Portrayal of the 'Other' in Israeli and Palestinian School Books," however said that both Israeli and Palestinian school books omit important information about each other, creating obstacles to peace.
Fahimullah, a 13-year-old seventh-grader at Hajji Abdul Qadeer Shaheed High School, also complained about his school books.
PUPILS swopped school books for speed guns to take part in a road safety and speed awareness course.
The statement noticed that some schools refuse to provide the parents with the list of school books that they should buy from libraries in order to force them to buy them from schools.
Summary: An Arabic term used to describe the creation of Israel as a "catastrophe" will be banned from school books for Arab Israelis, Education Minister Gideon Saar said Tuesday.
TWO brothers from Stockton caught stealing school books will be sentenced to six strokes of the birch next week - but it's just in the name of history.
The trip also dusted off the school books for parents who chaperoned the trip.