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Word of the day for December 7
Lessepsian adj
  1. (obsolete, rare) Pertaining to the French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, who designed the Suez Canal.
  2. (marine biology) Of or relating to organisms that migrate from the Red Sea to the eastern Mediterranean Sea by means of the Suez Canal.

  Ferdinand de Lesseps, whose name gave rise to this word, died on this day 125 years ago in 1894.

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Word of the day for December 30
hyperthymesia n
  1. (neuroscience) A rare condition in which an individual possesses a superior autobiographical memory and is able to recall the vast majority of personal events and experiences in life.

  Jill Price, the first person to be diagnosed with the condition, was born on this day in 1965.

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