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Are we speaking the same language?

Hugh Crone  

Scientific jargon is readily recognised by the science communicator, but a problem arises when a common term has different meanings for the scientist and for the public. "Chemical: drug; toxic" all are widely used words, but what is understood by them can be quite different; this difficulty will be explored.

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