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Greene V., U.S. dentist, 1836-1915. See: Black classification.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


A person who, for the purposes of equal opportunity monitoring, has Black ethnic lineage, which includes, but is not limited to, British Blacks, regardless of where they were raised or educated.

A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as "Black, African American, or Negro," or provide written entries such as Afro American, Kenyan, Nigerian or Haitian.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


A visual sensation having no colour and being of extremely low luminosity.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

Patient discussion about black

Q. Why would your poop be black?

A. If it is black or black and tar like, it could mean a gastro bleed.

Q. My nails are black- is it dangerous? Hi, I was diagnosed with colon cancer and now I receive chemotherapy. This morning I found that my nails are brown and blue, and other nails have white lines on them. Is that dangerous? Should go and see a doctor?

A. The chemo can cause several changes in your nail, e.g. make them brittle etc. You can find some more info at :

Q. Has anyone tried black cohosh for the later years in life?

A. my mother in law took it, she said it was very helpful but it could be a placebo effect... here is some info about black cohosh from a very relay able site

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Legs yellow: fore coxa and trochanter as well as mid coxa blackish, apex of mid tibia narrow, hind tibia broadly blackish ringed apically, apexes of [tarsomere.sub.3] and [tarsomeres.sub.4/5] of fore tarsus blackish, [tarsomeres.sub.1-3] of mid tarsus blackish ringed, following tarsomeres entirely black, [tarsomeres.sub.1/2] of hind tarsus broadly blackish ringed, following tarsomeres entirely black.
Face blackish, uniformly silver pruinose (weakly so on lateral parts of epistomal margin), mystax blackish occupying ventral // of face (weakly dorsally).
Telia amphiphyllous, small, rounded, scattered or in circular groups, dark brown to blackish, erumpent or covered by epidermis.
In the present study, the melanin on the trunk of frozen samples increases, the fins turn yellow, lower lobe of caudal fin densely blackish and pigment zone of caudal fin showed an inverted "M" shape.
Thorax blackish brown with grey microtomentum, except mesonotum glossy brown with sparse black microtomentum; scutellum brown with gray microtomentum.
Local examination revealed foul smelling blackish discolouration of entire Penile Skin upto Peno-Scrotal junction without any clear line of demarcation with almost sloughed Penile Skin over the Ventral aspect.
The two prominent blackish zones on the body of M ericrobertsi and lack of this feature in M fasinensis is particularly useful for separating them, at least in adult fish.
However considerable number of chickens had diverse plumage color like red, blackish red, black, white with black spot, mixed color, brown, blackish white and reddish white accounted for 13.7, 13.5, 12.67, 11.04, 5.55, 4.9, 4.9 and 0.61% respectively (Table 1).
Telia on abaxial side, blackish, scattered, sub-epidermal, tending to be loculate with brown peripheral paraphyses.
Besides the lyrical paintings, a few of the works shown were of a muddy blackish gray type too articulated, as with Reinhardt, to take as monochromes.