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/com·mon/ (kom´en)
1. belonging to or shared by two or more entities.
2. usual; being frequent, prevalent, widespread, or habitual.
3. most frequent and best known of its kind.


a shared structure, function, disease. See also under specific name of the item, e.g. atrioventricular canal.

common chemical sense
mediated by the trigeminal nerve from chemical sense organs in the conjunctival sac and in the nasal and buccal cavities.
common fee
the fee for professional services agreed to formally or informally by a local group of the veterinary profession, usually determined by an interpractice survey of fees actually charged.
common law
the law of common usage, the practice or code which is usually followed. Based on decisions of the courts in individual cases. It is not written down as statutory law is.
common pathway
see coagulation pathways.
common salt
see sodium chloride.
common source
a point from which a number of animals are infected or affected. The point from which a common source or point epidemic begins.
common stonecrop
common sucker

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Q. What are the types of cancers that are most common? I am interested in knowing what are the types of cancers that happen the most, because I hear many people getting sick with colon cancer and for instance I don’t know anyone who got lung cancer.

A. The most common cancer types by occurrence in men are: prostate, lung, colorectal and bladder cancer. The most common in women are: breast, lung, colorectal and endometrial (uterine) cancer. The most common mortality both in men and in women is caused by lung cancer.

Q. Common cold but dreadful. I am suffering from a dreadful common cold. As I write: believe me, I long to have done with it. I am not enjoying it in the least. I fear however that I am already too old to see the day when the common cold becomes history. I tried the simple first aid tablets but no use. Could you use this session to help me out?

A. chicken soup :) the best cure!
you can try fresh ginger tea - it really make it easier..opens up the sinuses, drys up the mucous.

Q. what is the most common allergy? is it dust allergy?

A. thanks, I've heard of a new allergy treatment and trying to learn some more about the different kinds...

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Furthermore, during any period during which the class C common stock was outstanding, the Alumax board of directors was required to declare and pay dividends equal to 35 percent of Alumax's net income to the extent permitted by law (the Base Dividends).
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The notes and the shares of Duke's common stock that may be issuable upon exchange of the notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any State or other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under, or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of, the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws.
Completion of the spin-off is subject to the satisfaction of a number of conditions, including the Form 10 Registration Statement for Hanesbrands common stock being declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Hanesbrands common stock being accepted for listing on the New York Stock Exchange, and certain other conditions described in the information statement included in the Form 10 and in the separation agreements filed as exhibits thereto.
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