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Of the bristles on the mesothorax of some dipteran flies: arranged in rows on the dorsal part of this (the mesonotum).
An acrostichal bristle.
Late 19th century. From acro- + ancient Greek στίχος row, line + -al, after German acrostichal.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.