Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a group of organisms) descended from a common evolutionary ancestor or ancestral group, especially one not shared with any other group.
- ‘The tree topology showed that the endosymbiotic species formed a well-supported monophyletic group.’
- ‘Taxa names represent monophyletic groups of viruses with similar coding capacities.’
- ‘Most of the traditionally recognized subgenera of Anchusa are also supported as monophyletic groups by both nuclear and plastid sequence data.’
- ‘We extended the analysis to the five cowbird species that conform a monophyletic group in the phylogeny.’
- ‘Given two monophyletic groups of taxa, the site patterns found in an alignment of sequences can be described in terms of five classes.’
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.