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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
a. & n. from Wander, v.
Wandering albatross (Zool.), the great white albatross. See
Illust. of Albatross.
Wandering cell (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses
the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white
corpuscles of the blood.
Wandering Jew (Bot.), any one of several creeping species
of Tradescantia, which have alternate, pointed leaves,
and a soft, herbaceous stem which roots freely at the
joints. They are commonly cultivated in hanging baskets,
window boxes, etc.
Wandering kidney (Med.), a morbid condition in which one
kidney, or, rarely, both kidneys, can be moved in certain
directions; -- called also floating kidney, movable
Wandering liver (Med.), a morbid condition of the liver,
similar to wandering kidney.
Wandering mouse (Zool.), the whitefooted, or deer, mouse.
See Illust. of Mouse.
Wandering spider (Zool.), any one of a tribe of spiders
that wander about in search of their prey.
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