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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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Twenty years after The Closing Circle, Commoner wrote a sequel, Making Peace with the Planet, which brought his account of the "counter-ecological pattern of growth" up to date and examined why two decades of environmental action had failed.
More than half of the identified characteristics of Commoner in these countries are negative.
As Commoner writes, "these synthetic compounds are sufficiently different from .
Barry Commoner later revealed that guiding policy by ecological principles would require planning, in particular rule by environmental experts.
Commoner hopes the data prompt efforts to reduce toxic chemicals at their sources.
Commoner contrasts approaches to the causes of environmental problems and ways of overcoming them: the conventional-liberal and the radical.
After all, it is not written in the scriptures that the Balochs are to live forever as the sardars' slaves and the commoner youth to always serve as hired guns and gun fodder of their sardars' feuds and fracas?
The problem with the grazing rights being severed is that the link between the commoner and land may be lost, causing management difficulties for common land.
It's 3-1 that he marries a member of a European Royal Family (someone who gets out of one's bath to have a pee) - and 4-1 a commoner (someone who gets out of one's round to have a pee).
Barker shows how in his quest for uniformity Mulcaster insisted on public education for gentleman and commoner alike, as even his disquisition on sports carried an implicit argument for uniformity in public schooling.
Members of hereditary military households frequently lived interspersed among commoner populations and engaged in occupations that were often indistinguishable from those of civilian households.
More importantly this historical act increases our understanding of the commoner view of the Meiji Restoration, the local history of the Ina Valley in central Honshu, the life of the wealthy farmer (gono), the domestic activities of farm women, the significance of genealogy and the identification of kin relationships, and the religious ideology of Hirata Atsutane's nativism.