Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mass of mitochondrial DNA lying close to the nucleus in some flagellate protozoa.
- ‘Numerous histiocytes contained small oval organisms with bar-shaped paranuclear kinetoplasts, morphologically consistent with leishmanial parasites.’
- ‘The mitochondrial DNA is condensed into a massive body called the kinetoplast.’
- ‘Leishmania species amastigotes are round and exhibit paranuclear bodies (kinetoplasts).’
- ‘It is important to see the nucleus and the rod-shaped kinetoplast, a mitochondrial structure containing extranuclear DNA, to diagnose leishmaniasis.’
- ‘We detected antibodies to double-stranded DNA by using the lie method on Crithidia luciliae substrate, and we considered the tests positive when all of the kinetoplast was stained at serum dilutions of 1: 20.’
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.