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cork

(kork),
1. The outer bark of the cork oak, used to make stoppers for some better bottles of wine. 2. A stopper made of cork or any similar substance.
[L. quercus, oak]

cork

a plant tissue made up of cells with thick walls impregnated with SUBERIN. Cork cells are dead when mature, forming an outer layer in stems and roots of woody plants that is impervious to water and air. The cork oak Quercus suber produces very large quantities of cork which can be removed and used commercially
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When compared with other unicorn corkscrews and bottle openers the Unicork might seem pricey, but its competitors lack many of the features of the Unicork and are also composed of cheaper materials.
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We diagnosed this patient with vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) based on the fact that she had perifollicular hemorrhages with corkscrew hairs, which is a pathognomonic feature of the deficiency.
Mr Grant said: "Ms Gahgan noticed she had blood coming from her head and saw a corkscrew lying on the floor of the living room."
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The Oscar winner, aged 46, said her daughter Faith, three, has inherited her corkscrew curls and likes it when her mum also wears her hair in a natural style.
This change forces already twisted fibers to rotate, which can tighten the corkscrew.