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Wondrous Words Wednesday

February 15, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

I found a new term in THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel.

1. intramedullary nail – “Lacking an intramedullary nail — she knew enought not to even ask for that one, not that she could have placed it without an X-ray anyway — she stabilized the leg with fabric wrap, a section of branch, and plates made of coconut shells.”

I’m rather glad I’ve had no reason to know this term  An intramedullary nail is a metal rod forced into the medullary cavity of a bone.  The medullary cavity is the central cavity of bone shafts where red bone marrow and/or yellow bone marrow is stored.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2017 3:43 am

    Hi! What a great word. It actually made me feel a little queasy, though!
    I have a brand new blog and thought it would be fun to join in a few memes and get to know a few folks. You’re my very first! 🙂

  2. February 15, 2017 5:00 am

    Interesting new word to know. A very painful word indeed.

  3. swatirohidas permalink
    February 15, 2017 5:02 am

    Never heard of it… Indeed a very painful word.

  4. February 15, 2017 7:01 am

    I’m glad I didn’t know this word either!

  5. February 15, 2017 7:46 am

    I echo the other readers- wow that sounds painful. Very useful too I’m sure.

  6. February 15, 2017 9:24 am


  7. February 15, 2017 9:34 am

    I will not even bother to give my score on this one. I not only didn’t know the term, I didn’t know what a medullary cavity is. I was 0-2 with only 1 word!

  8. February 15, 2017 12:35 pm

    That one’s quite a mouthful! It’s completely new to me, too, and I must say I’m glad I’ve never had a personal need to know about it 🙂

  9. February 15, 2017 12:42 pm

    Yikes, I’m glad I didn’t know that word!

  10. February 15, 2017 1:04 pm

    I’m going to guess the author was a biology student at one time. I might save this word in case I’m called to be on Jeopardy.

  11. February 15, 2017 2:19 pm

    A painful word indeed.

  12. February 15, 2017 3:52 pm

    I’m glad I didn’t know this … LOL!

  13. February 15, 2017 4:50 pm

    I’m glad I wasn’t familiar with the term intramedullary nail as well. I am interested in THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS.

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