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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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On 10 August, UNISFA facilitated a follow up meeting of the joint peace committee at Amiet to work out the modalities, resulting in a written agreement to formally reopen the common market there on 15 August," further noted the statement, adding that "Humanitarian partners, and UNISFA, supported the common market with water and sanitation facilities".
He noted that the GCC has made great strides in the relentless efforts to create the common market and support pan-GCC economic relations.
Pursuant to Article 2 of the Merger Regulation, the Commission must approve proposed mergers as to their compatibility with the common market.
3 million) was incompatible with the common market.
According to the LATIN TRADE Mercosur Report Card, the common market needs to pick up the pace.
35 million investment premium granted to Nouvelle Lanire de Roubaix was compatible with the common market only to the extent of the aid intensity allowed for the region.
Next year's unification of the Common Market nations will open a market populated by 325 million people.
If the history of the common market agricultural policies teaches any lesson, it is that outsiders must expect the worst.
A counter-proposal from the Common Market countries would essentially limit the opening of new CFC-manufacturing facilities.
In terms of the common market, which is a customs union, again there is no point trying to remain part of it.
As a consequence I voted to stay out of the common market simply because I found prices there were generally considerably higher than the equivalent in the UK.