Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] An orange dye with a yellowish-green fluorescence, used as an indicator and tracer.
- ‘Quinine bisulfate was used as the standard for the bisbenzimide dyes, for PIH and ethidium bromide the standard used was rhodamine 101 and fluorescein was used for the cyanine dyes.’
- ‘To this purpose we have considered four dyes, namely: indo - 1, rhodamine 6G, fluorescein, and pyrene.’
- ‘A generation - 5 dendrimer platform with fluorescein, folic acid, and methotrexate on its surface may be better at killing tumor cells in vitro than a free drug.’
- ‘Anole splenocytes were phagocytically active and produced copious amounts of nitric oxide following exposure to fluorescein labeled E. coli bioparticles.’
- ‘Rhodamine and fluorescein signals were observed using a fluorescence microscope with the appropriate filters.’
Late 19th century: from fluorescence + -in.
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.