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The round colored part of the eye around the black pupil. Latin “iris” < Greek “iris”=rainbow.

Thick white liquid produced by some plants used to make rubber, glue etc. Latin “latex”=water, fluid < Greek “lataks”=drop of wine

A subject people talk or write about. Latin “topica” < Greek “topika” < “topos”=a place.

A prescribed course of food; the foods one eats. Old French “diete” < Latin “dieta” < Greek “diaita”=a way of life.

Without teeth. Greek “agomfious” < “a-“=without + “gomfios”=molar tooth.

Relating to the sky; the highest part of heaven, believed to be a realm of pure fire. Greek “empurios” < “em”=in + “pur”=fire.

Incapable of producing offspring; free of micro-organisms. Latin “sterilis” < Greek “steira”=a barren cow < “sterifos”=barren.

Tower structure or pit used to store grain; underground missile chamber. Spanish “silo” < Latin "sirum" < Greek "siros"=a corn pit.

A runny nose; catarrh. Greek “koruza”=running at the nose.

Causing or promoting peace – particularly in a theological sense. Greek “eirinikos” < ” eirini”=peace.