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Risus sardonicus

risus sardonicus

Synonym: risus caninus.

Origin: L. Risus, laughter, _ sardonicus, fr. G. Sardanios, scornful, infl. By sardonios, Sardinian, ref. To effects of Strychnos nux-vomica, poisonous herb fr. Sardinia


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