Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large phagocytic white blood cell with a simple oval nucleus and clear, greyish cytoplasm.
- ‘In response to infectious pathogens or their by-products, monocytes and macrophages generate and release proinflammatory cytokines.’
- ‘In some animal studies, it stimulates natural killer cells and monocytes, which the immune system uses to fight off viruses.’
- ‘Microglia, brain cells equivalent to the monocytes of the immune system, surrounded the plaques that were not yet cleared.’
- ‘Both inflammatory and antiinflammatory responses were attenuated, whereas the innate cell function of granulocytes and monocytes was preserved.’
- ‘In vivo studies have demonstrated that glutamine is essential for optimal immune cell functioning for monocytes, lymphocytes and neutrophils.’
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.