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Thomas, English anatomist and physician, 1614-1673.
Wharton duct - of the salivary gland. Synonym(s): submandibular duct
Wharton jelly - the mucous connective tissue of the umbilical cord.
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Sheep farmer Thomas Wharton was told to `tone down' the paintwork on his steel and timber hayshed after he daubed one wall in 30 foot high stripes.
I hoped to find writers and/or stories from across the province, and I did: southern Alberta writers Fred Stenson and Sid Marty; northern Alberta writers (I count Edmonton as "northern") George Ryga and Katherine Govier; mountain writers Andy Russell and Thomas Wharton. I expected historical as well as contemporary texts, and I found both.
THOMAS WHARTON'S goal against Italy during the qualifying stages of the European Catholic Schools Championship in Salamanca was voted goal of the tournament.
Wharton - Rebecca and Thomas Wharton, of Eugene, a daughter.
Wharton's jelly, named after British physician Thomas Wharton who discovered it in the mid-1600s, protects blood vessels in the umbilical cord and gives the cord "resiliency and pliability," according to AScribe Newswire.
Salamander by Thomas Wharton (HarperCollins, pounds 6.99)
It's not often that the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada reviews fiction but Thomas Wharton's Salamander has the distinction of not only being a novel with books and printing as its focus, but also a Canadian novel.
Standing: Roland Barral, Area Counsel for LMSB Financial Services: Larry Langdon, LMSB Commissioner; Thomas Wharton, another TEI organizer of the event; Harold Spitzfaden, New York Chapter President; and John Petrella, LMSB Industry Director for Financial Services.
In Les Passions de l'ame, Descartes wrote about tears: "Et pour bien comprendre leur origine, il faut remarquer que, bien qu'il sorte continuellement quantite de vapeurs de toutes les parties de notre corps, il n'y en a toutefois aucune dont il en sorte tant des yeux, a cause de la grandeur des nerfs optiques et de la multitude de petites arteres ou elles viennent." Thomas Wharton (1614-73), one of the founders of endocrinology, endowed a salivary gland with his name.
In fact, in 1551 the fourth Lord Dacre and Thomas Wharton answered a summons from the Privy Council, which forced them to shake hands and try to resolve their differences peaceably.
There is, however, in the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds, an unpublished (and probably autograph) manuscript account of the good character and piety of Sir Thomas Wharton, KB, written by his second wife, Jane (Dand) Wharton, after his death in 1684.(1) Little is known about Jane Wharton, apart from the information provided in this manuscript about her own married life.