Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The failure of an organ or tissue to develop or to function normally.
- ‘At the time of aplasia, the child with sickle cell disease is highly contagious.’
- ‘Because this disease is virtually always fatal due to the profound bone marrow aplasia, management is not well defined and is rarely successful.’
- ‘Transplants of stem cells from either the same person or another person are used to repopulate and regenerate the bone marrow, ‘rescuing’ the patient from aplasia.’
- ‘Patients undergoing such treatment are at high risk for bone marrow aplasia.’
- ‘Further tests, including a bone marrow sample for leukaemia, failed to confirm a diagnosis but the illness was linked to a rare from of pure red blood cell aplasia.’
Late 19th century: from a- ‘without’ + Greek plasis formation.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.