Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or denoting tissues or cells which are genetically dissimilar and hence immunologically incompatible, although from individuals of the same species.Compare with xenogeneic
- ‘Blood conservation programmes reduce the need for allogeneic blood transfusions.’
- ‘One of the patients attending the unit that day was a man who had received an allogeneic stem cell transplant nine months earlier.’
- ‘We determined the proportion of patients who had received allogeneic or autologous blood transfusion after total joint replacement and the number of allogeneic blood transfusions per operation.’
- ‘Thus, the new paradigm in transfusion medicine considers allogeneic transfusion as an outcome to be avoided.’
- ‘Patients who received only autologous blood had significantly fewer infections than patients who received allogeneic blood transfusions.’
1960s: from allo- ‘different’ + Greek genea ‘race, stock’ + -ic.
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.