Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A region in an organ or tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease, such as a wound, ulcer, abscess, or tumour.
wound, injury, bruise, abrasion, contusion, scratch, scrape, cut, gash, laceration, tear, punctureView synonyms
- ‘The region of the lesion is injected with a blue dye and radioisotope tracer.’
- ‘Indeed, patients with coronary disease have numerous lesions, but only a few cause angina.’
- ‘It was felt the likely cause of the abscess was an open lesion from the patient's severe eczema.’
- ‘We also recorded the presence and severity of scabies, abscesses, and fungal lesions.’
- ‘The most common presenting lesions are papules, vesicles, pustules, and nodules.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin laesio(n-), from laedere ‘injure’.
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.