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1) silicone. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Silicones are prepared from halides of organic silicon compounds by decomposition. Such compounds are chosen and used in mixtures that allow the desired molecular...

2) breast implant. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...After reports that leakage from silicone-filled implants might be causing autoimmune diseases (e.g., lupus, arthritis, scleroderma) in some women, the Food and Drug...

3) Midland, cities, United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States, 1 City (1990 pop. 38,053), seat of Midland co., central Mich., in the Saginaw valley at the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa rivers; inc....

4) plastic surgery. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Development of this specialized branch of surgery received impetus from the need to repair gross deformities sustained in World War I. By the grafting of tissue or...

5) putty. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Other substances may be combined with the oil to make putties suitable for some specific purpose. For example, the red and white oxides of lead mixed with linseed...

6) breast cancer. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (following lung cancer). Even allowing for improvements in detection (i.e., the introduction of...

7) rubber. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term elastomer is sometimes used to designate synthetic rubber only and is sometimes extended to include caoutchouc as well. 1 Chemistry and PropertiesAll rubberlike...

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