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    (băd`ĭā´gå or båd`yä´gå)
n.1.(Zool.) A fresh-water sponge Spongilla, common in the north of Europe, the powder of which is used to take away the livid marks of bruises.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Badiaga et al., "Tropheryma whipplei prevalence strongly suggests human transmission in homeless shelters," International Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
(11.) Thiberville SD, Salez N, Benkouiten S, Badiaga S, Charrel R, Brouqui P.
Sea animal medicines indicated in the homeopathic literature for thyroid problems include Ambra grisea (waste product of the whale, commonly known as ambergris), Badiaga (freshwater sponge), Calcarea carbonicum (calcium carbonate or oyster shell), Sepia (cuttlefish), and Spongia (toasted sponge).
(11.) Nougairede A, Lagier J, Ninove L, Sartor C, Badiaga S, Botelho E, et al.
Of significant interest to shelter managers and health care personnel are highly transmittable diseases such as tuberculosis (Badiaga et al.
(8.) Foucault C, Ranque S, Badiaga S, Rovery C, Raoult D, Brouqui P.
(23.) Keita AK, Brouqui P, Badiaga S, Benkouiten S, Ratmanov P, Raoult D, et al.