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Black

Informal; describing a financial statement that ends with a positive assessment. For example, if a company produces a profit for a given period of time, it is said to be "in the black." The term comes from the color of ink used for such statements. See also: Red.

black

Of or relating to the profitability of a firm or the operations of a firm. The term derives from the color of ink used to enter a profit figure on a financial statement. Compare red.
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There is no approved vaccine or treatment for blackhead disease, although an organoarsenic compound, nitarsone (4-nitrophenylarsonic acid), may be used for prevention (McDougald, 2005; Grabensteiner et al.
The medication helps limit the formation of new blackheads and whiteheads and decrease inflammation.
I began raising peacocks in 1995 and was concerned about wild turkeys spreading blackhead on the property.
Your physician may open pimples or remove blackheads and whiteheads Don't pick, scratch, pop or squeeze your pimples yourself.
Mr George said, 'The discovery of blackhead in British flocks could mean the end of our traditional turkey and stuffing because the lack of an authorised medication will have a devastating effect on turkey breeders across the UK.
The liver disease blackhead has hit flocks in Germany, France and the Netherlands, and it has been detected in small flocks in the UK.
If the cells reach the skin surface, they mix with melanin (skin pigment) and turn dark--presto, blackhead.
A blackhead forms when excess keratin-an insoluble protein that is the chief constituent of hair--collects in a hair follicle, the slender, tubular shaft that contains the root of a hair.
To kick off the launch of new Clean & Clear Advantage Blackhead Eraser Exfoliating Cleanser, the Johnson & Johnson brand invited teens to erase their worst yearbook picture, and replace it instantly with a stylish headshot.
If you are battling with blackheads then Clearasil claim to have the answer with their new range of blackhead busting products.
The brand has been relaunched with sleeker, more sophisticated packaging and the introduction of two new ranges (above), Clearasil Blackhead Control with natural sea salt and Clearasil Oil Control with green tea and peppermint.
Blackhead, also known as enterohepatitis, is caused by a protozoan parasite called Histomonas meleagridis.