Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(especially of material used in surgical implants) not harmful or toxic to living tissue.
- ‘An example is collagen, for the biocompatible soft-tissue implants used to plump wrinkles.’
- ‘Surface treatments texture the biocompatible material to resemble natural skin.’
- ‘It soon became apparent, however, that the biocompatible material with strength, density, and porosity properties similar to natural bone may have other applications.’
- ‘A possible attraction of protein-like materials for medical applications is that they would be biocompatible and biodegradable.’
- ‘Whether it is possible to accomplish these objectives using biocompatible, biodegradable, surface-active formulations remains to be determined.’
- ‘Coatings are also used to protect patients from contact with surgical items or implanted devices that may not be biocompatible.’
- ‘Materials include biocompatible alloys such as titanium and specialty stainless steels.’
- ‘The implantable materials are biocompatible, non-biodegradable implants which are designed for stabilization in soft tissue through the ingrowth of fibrous tissue after implantation.’
- ‘Materials that are more biocompatible, such as cobalt chromium or titanium alloys, are used for permanent implants.’
- ‘Implants are biocompatible - meaning they're designed to be accepted by your body - and they're made to resist corrosion, degradation and wear.’
- ‘Soft, supple, and biocompatible, the Polyzen material successfully prevents tissue ingrowth and offers additional benefits.’
- ‘They must be strong, reliable, tissue biocompatible, and able to retain a sharp cutting edge.’
- ‘The electronic array must be robust enough to withstand damage from the implant procedure and be biocompatible - able to withstand the physiological conditions in the eye.’
- ‘As with any material implanted into the body, the coating needed to be biocompatible.’
- ‘This is first time, he says, that an artificial kidney fashioned from cells and biocompatible materials has produced what seems to be urine.’
- ‘A research team at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) has created biocompatible adhesives that could speed the process of mending tissue.’
- ‘He adds that the technology can benefit ‘any device that needs to be implanted in the body and requires a biocompatible leak-tight seal that will last for years.’’
- ‘In recent years, PIP has helped develop titanium-coated breast implants, which it says makes the implants more biocompatible.’
- ‘It recently developed titanium-coated implants, which PIP claims are more biocompatible than uncoated counterparts.’
- ‘If clarity is not required, the normal practice is to add a biocompatible colorant to the raw material, typically 1 to 2% by weight.’
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.