Definitions

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  • noun radiology A distinctive radiographic finding that is virtually pathognomonic.

Etymologies

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Said to have been coined in the 1940s by Dr. Ben Felson, a radiologist at the University of Cincinnati, suggesting something as immediately recognisable as one's own relatives.

Examples

  • If you tell your mother about your Christmas memory of getting a new purple bicycle from Uncle Barnett, she will tell you that it was actually Aunt Minnie, and it was a red Go Kart.

    Don't Turn Your Back on Your Brain

  • If you tell your mother about your Christmas memory of getting a new purple bicycle from Uncle Barnett, she will tell you that it was actually Aunt Minnie, and it was a red Go Kart.

    Lore Sj

  • When Aunt Minnie lets him out into the room, he hops close by the baby; and baby laughs, and stretches out his dimpled hands to catch him; but he is wise enough to keep out of baby's way.

    The Nursery, November 1877, Vol. XXII. No. 5 A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers

  • On the other hand, a Rhine card caller might not be able to give you a message from your dear departed Aunt Minnie if his life depended upon it -- yet it could easily be the same force working in both instances.

    Sense from Thought Divide

  • The author tags along with his chain-smoking kleptomaniac Aunt Minnie, who stuffs mountains of stolen goods under a cheap fur coat.

    NYT > Home Page

  • He'd ride a mule, wade cricks, and crank up old Betsy to make sure you got the letter from Aunt Minnie, but times have changed.

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  • He'd ride a mule, wade cricks, and crank up old Betsy to make sure you got the letter from Aunt Minnie, but times have changed.

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  • Like most of the rest of us, Aunt Minnie is ignorant not only of the origin of the phrase but of its real meaning as well.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 4

  • William Bancroft Mellor New York, New York Aunt Minnie's Chicken Talk It is reasonably certain that my Aunt Minnie never saw a cock-fight in her life, and it can be stated with equal certainty that she is completely unaware that about

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 4

  • Less easily recognized by Aunt Minnie and others unfamiliar with the parlance of the pit are the origins of such expressions as coming up to scratch ` to measure up to a standard, 'and the slang expression, in the bag, both of which, however, are in everyday use.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 4

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