nocuous


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noc·u·ous

(nok'yū-ŭs)
Harmful.
[L. nocuus, fr. noceo, to harm]

nocuous

(nŏk′ū-ŭs) [L. nocuus]
Noxious, injurious, harmful, poisonous.
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There are several things worth noting about this innocuous passage from an otherwise nocuous novel.
1) That paper, "A Syndrome Produced by Diverse Nocuous Agents," characterized the reaction to stress, which develops in three stages, in the following way: an initial physiologic reaction to the stress, the homeostatic adaptation to ongoing stress, and, finally, the exhaustive reaction to persistent, unrelieved stress.
They did so with ease until a rush of blood to the head saw Pietersen hit Paul Harris' in nocuous spin straight down the throat of AB de Villiers at long on.