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Buckram is defined as stiff cotton fabric used in interlining garments and in bookbinding which is also means "to give a false appearance of strength, importance, etc."

Buffer is a compound that resists pH change.

Buggery refers to any of various forms of sexual intercourse held to be unnatural or abnormal, especially anal intercourse or bestiality .

Bugs refer to concealed transmitters

Bulbourethral gland refers to one of a pair of glands located under the prostate gland on either side of the urethra that secretes a fluid into the urethra. Bulbourethral gland is also called a Cowper’s gland .

Bulimarexia is defined as an eating disorder in which one alternates between abnormal craving for and aversion to food. It is characterized by episodes of excessive food intake followed by periods of fasting and self -induced vomiting or diarrhea. Bulimarexia is also called Binge-purge syndrome , Binge-vomit syndrome, Bulimia nervosa.

Bulimia refers to an eating disorder characterized by periodic bingeing and purging , the latter usually taking the form of self -induced vomiting or laxative abuse.

- Bulimia Nervosa : Bulimia Nervosa refers to an eating disorder in which there is binge eating and compensatory behaviour, example is self -induced vomiting to prevent weight gain.

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