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iatrogenesis Iatrogenesis or iatrogenic effect, (aɪˌ troʊˈdʒɛnɪk/; "originating from a physician") is preventable harm resulting from medical treatment or advice to patients. Professionals who may sometimes cause harm to patients are: physicians, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, therapists, and dentists
ichor The fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods.
iconodule (Greek eikono-doulos "One who serves images"; also Iconodulist or Iconophile) Someone who espouses iconodulism, i.e. who supports or is in favor of religious images or icons and their veneration, and is in opposition to an Iconoclast.
iconodulism Supports for religious images or icons and their veneration, in opposition to an iconoclasm, someone against the use of religious images.
iconostasis In Eastern Christianity an iconostasis (plural: iconostases) is a wall of icons and religious paintings, separating the nave from the sanctuary in a church. Iconostasis also refers to a portable icon stand that can be placed anywhere within a church.
icosahedron A regular polyhedron with 20 identical equilateral triangular faces, 30 edges and 12 vertices. It is one of five Platonic solids.
idioglossia Idioglossia refers to an idiosyncratic language, one invented and spoken by only one or a very few people. Most often, idioglossia refers to the "private languages" of young children, especially twins. It is also known as cryptophasia, and commonly referred to as twin talk or twin speech.
idiophone Any musical instrument which creates sound primarily by way of the instrument vibrating itself, without the use of strings or membranes.
ignavia I cosiddetti ignavi sono una categoria di peccatori incontrati da Dante Alighieri nell'Antinferno, durante la narrazione del suo ipotetico viaggio nel regno dell'oltretomba.
Illyria In classical antiquity, Illyria (Ancient Greek: Ἰλλυρία or Ἰλλυρίδα; Latin: Illyria; see also Illyricum) was a region in the western part of today's Balkan Peninsula inhabited by the Illyrians, a heterogeneous coalition of tribes. Very little is known about the Illyrians, though a number of them are assumed to have been united by a common Illyrian language.
imbricated Overlapping, like scales or roof-tiles; intertwined.
impedimenta Equipment intended for an activity that serves as more of a hindrance than a help.
impercipience The quality or state of being imperceptive.
importunity A constant and insistent demand for a favor.
impost 1. A tax, tariff or duty etc. that is imposed. 2. The weight that must be carried by a horse in a race, the handicap.
imposture The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating.
imprimatur An official license to publish or print something, especially when censorship applies; any mark of official approval.
in extenso At full length.
in nuce Latin, "in a nutshell."
incipit The incipit of a text, such as a poem, song, or book, is its first few words or opening line. In music it can also refer to the opening notes of a composition.
incondite Unpolished, unrefined, referring to literary works; jumbled, long winded.
infanta The daughter of a king in Spain and Portugal.
infibulation Infibulation, in modern usage, is the practice of surgical closure of the labia majora (outer lips of the vulva) by sewing them together to partially seal the vagina, leaving only a small hole for the passage of menstrual blood.
informavore An organism that consumes information.
inspissation The process of thickening by dehydration. More specifically, it is the process used when heating high-protein containing media; for example to enable recovery of bacteria for testing. Once inspissation has occurred, any stained bacteria, such as Mycobacteria, can then be isolated.
instar An instar is a developmental stage of arthropods, such as insects, between each moult (ecdysis), until sexual maturity is reached.
instauration The action of restoring or renewing something.
intaglio A category of printmaking in which an image is incised or etched into a metal plate. Ink is then applied to these incised or etched areas beneath the plate's surface. When pressed against dampened paper, the inked plate produces an image in reverse.
inter vivos Inter vivos (Latin, between the living) is a legal term referring to a transfer or gift made during one's lifetime, as opposed to a testamentary transfer (a gift that takes effect on death).
interdiction Steady bombardment of enemy positions, routes, supply and communications for the purpose of delaying and disorganizing the enemy's progress.
interlineate To write or print (matter) between the lines of (a text, book, etc.).
invigilation Keeping watch over examination candidates to prevent cheating.
involution 1. Reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth). 2. A long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction. 3. Elaborateness: marked by elaborately complex detail.
irenic Promoting or fitted to promote peace; conciliatory; serene; peaceful; pacific. Irenicism in Christian theology refers to attempts to unify Christian apologetical systems by using reason as an essential attribute. The word derives from the Greek eirene meaning "peace."
Isfahan City in central Iran; former capital of Persia.
isogonic Having or pertaining to equal angles.
isohyet A line on a map connecting points having the same amount of rainfall in a given period.
Istria A peninsula in Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy, on the northeastern coast of the Adriatic Sea; a county in western Croatia.
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