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ROD. A measure sixteen feet and a half long; a perch.

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Much space is instead reserved for the unusual rodlets that encircle the microvilli (Fig.
Four hundred and fifty years ago Theophrastus Bombastus Paracelsus von Honenheim reported on the use of magnetic iron rodlets which, when adequately placed, 'Heal fractures and ruptures, pull hepatitis out and draw back dropsy, also healing fistulae, cancer, and blood flows of women'.
However, when researchers stripped the rodlets from the outside of the cells, the exposed spores invoked a robust immune response.