PUN

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PUN

Abbreviation for:
plasma urea nitrogen
patient unmet needs
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Aristophanes punned on the name of Lamachus, who died at Syracuse ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Acharnians 269-70; cf.
This meaning of "fixed, rigid, immovable" cried out to be punned with the older (939) and more common meaning of "not alive." The association became clinched in our language, and many of us first learned this simile in the opening of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, in which Scrooge himself cogitates about the deadness of doornails: