Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of cells, gametes, and single-celled organisms) capable of motion.‘males produce small motile gametes’
in motion, operating, operational, working, going, on the move, activeView synonyms
- ‘This has had a tremendous impact on fungal biology, because it means that no fungus can produce motile gametes, and two organisms must therefore come into direct physical contact to effect sexual reproduction.’
- ‘These nucleated, motile cells could be used to study membrane dynamics.’
- ‘Finally, greater moisture availability would enhance transfer of motile gametes, thereby leading to more successful sporophyte development.’
- ‘Most are motile animals, but members of the order Stauromedusae are sessile.’
- ‘From these data the proportion of motile cells was determined.’
Relating to or characterized by responses that involve muscular rather than audiovisual sensations.
Mid 19th century: from Latin motus motion, on the pattern of mobile.
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.