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Drug slang A regional street term for crack and marijuana, presumably used together
Military A self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact with, or in proximity to, a target, usually understood to be a ship
Neuropathology A focal fusiform swelling of the axons of Purkinje cells, located in the first portion of the axis cylinder prior to the origin of collateral branches, often accompanied by swollen dendritic ramifications and patchy displacement of Purkinje cells, a typical pathologic finding in olivopontocerebellar atrophy of the granular layer of the cerebellum

torpedo

fusiform swellings of proximal axonal segments of cerebellar Purkinje cells in cases of perennial rye grass mycotoxicosis and some forms of storage disease.
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Iran started mass-production of home-made advanced Valfajr torpedo in a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Rear Admiral Sayyari on Tuesday.
Addressing the ceremony, General Dehqan elaborated on specifications of the new torpedo, and said, "The advanced Valfajr torpedo which is smart and enjoys the anti-deception capability, high speed and a warhead with high explosive and destruction power can surprise the targets and giant vessels within a few seconds before striking, destroying and drowning them completely.
According to MoD sources, still the torpedo deal is pending as it has not received approval from the Cabinet Committee on Security.
He said the Russians were testing a torpedo capable of travelling at 160mph underwater, with a range of 20 kilometres.
The scientist said: "On firing, the torpedo jammed in the tube and became almost like a flame-thrower.
Archer-Fish jerked as if she had been smacked by a whale, as the huge compressed air blast ejected the first torpedo from its tube.