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SYNERGY

[noun]

1. the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.; synergism.

2. Physiology, Medicine/Medical: the cooperative action of two or more muscles, nerves, or the like.

3. Biochemistry, Pharmacology: the cooperative action of two or more stimuli or drugs.

Etymology: from New Latin synergia, from Greek sunergos.

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MYCOLOGY

[noun]

a branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g.: penicillin), food (e.g.: beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning and infection.

Etymology: from Greek mukēs, “fungus, mushroom” + lógos, “account, explanation, narrative”.

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EPIPHANY

[noun]

1. a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day.

 2. an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity.

3. a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.

4. a literary work or section of a work presenting, usually symbolically, such a moment of revelation and insight.

Etymology: Middle English epiphanie < Late Latin epiphanīa < Late Greek epipháneia, επιφάνεια, “the appearance; miraculous phenomenon”.

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