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WAIS

Abbrev for wide-area information server

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WAIT STATE

A small period of time when the computer

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WAIT TIME

The time interval during which a process is suspended.

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WAKE

The region behind an aircraft in which the total head of the air has been modified by its passage.

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WALDEN INVERSION

The transformation of certain optically active substances into their stereoisomeric derivatives by chemical reactions.

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WALDENSTROM'S MACROGLOBULINAEMIA

Disease occurring mainly in elderly males, characterized by the presence of large amounts of monoclonal IgM in the blood, lymphoid tissue enlargement, splenomegaly, a haemorrhagic tendency and depression. The IgM is occasionally found to have detectable antibody activity, eg rheumatoid factor. The disease is probably a relatively benign and slowly progressing form of myelomatosis.

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WALDEYER'S RING

The ring of lymphoid tissue comprising the tonsils, lymph nodes and lymphatic ducts circling the back of the mouth and the throat,

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WALDSTERBEN

Symptoms of tree decline in central Europe from the 1970s, not attributable to known dis

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WALE

A column of loops running along the length of a knitted fabric. The number of wales per cm helps to characterize the fabric,

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WALINGS

Horizontal beams commonly used to maintain alignment of sheet-pile walls, often a pair of steel channels placed back to back and bolted through the piles. In light work eg trenches, planks kept apart by struts, may be used.

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