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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eledoisin
noun  el·e·doi·sin \ˌe-lə-ˈdȯi-sən\
Popularity: Bottom 10% of words

Definition of eledoisin
:  a small protein C54H85N13O15S from the salivary glands of several octopuses (genus Eledone) that is a powerful vasodilator and hypotensive agent
First Known Use: 1963
Origin and Etymology of eledoisin
irregular from New Latin Eledone, from Greek eledōnē, a kind of octopus


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

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