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Industrial revolution

The rapid development of industry that occurred in Britain in the late 18th and 19th centuries, brought about by the introduction of machinery

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Entrepreneurs

Someone who invests money to build a factory or mill, in order to make themselves a lot of money if they are successful

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Bacillus

Bacteria that cause disease

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Gelatin capsules

Virtually colourless and tasteless water soluble protein capsules used to deliver specific dosages of something

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Aseptic

Sterile, or totally free from contamination by viruses or disease - spreading organisms

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Scrotal cancer

Cancer of the testicles or scrotum

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Effluent

Liquid waste discharged into a river or a sea

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Secular

Not to do with religion

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Destitute

Without money, food or home

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Serum

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Anaesthetic

A substance that stops a patient feeling pain

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Antiseptic

Something that stops disease-spreading organisms growing and spreading in the body