The goal of Struggling Student's Memory Guide is to develop ways to use association and mnemonic memory techniques, instead of rote memorization, to remember educational information we can use for a lifetime.
blue emboldened words are common or college terms that can be used for word association purposes.
reddish brown emboldened words are medical terms that should be looked up in a medical dictionary for their figurative meanings.
orange emboldened words are related terms from other fields of study that may be of interest to some people.
This entry taken from High Speed Memory Techniques for Medical Terminology.
-acerv-, acervul- from the L. acervus, heap, and its diminutive acervulus, means "growing in clusters, brain sand". [acervulus, lit. a little heap, acervuline, lit. like little heaps, coacervate, lit. like growing together in heaps or clusters, acervatim, lit. in heaps, fig. briefly]
Warning: This Memory Story is violent and repulsive to some people. [Using acervulus.] You're the cyclops Polyphemus from Homer's Ulysses and you are hungrily dreaming of a serving of Ulysses' (acervulus) and all of his men's brains scattered about in little heaps and clusters in the sand outside your cave after what Ulysses did to your eye.