Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The smooth muscle tissue of the uterus.
- ‘Lesions have been found restricted to the serosa, myometrium, endometrium, and combinations thereof, as well as transmural.’
- ‘A prominent smooth muscle component, reminiscent of uterine wall myometrium, accounted for most of the cyst wall.’
- ‘The myometrium is a thick coat containing smooth muscle and abundant connective tissues.’
- ‘Both types of molar pregnancies can become invasive and involve the adjacent myometrium and/or the blood vessels.’
- ‘Contraction may be sustained, as in the smooth muscle cells present in the blood vessels or airways, or rhythmic, as in the cells of the myometrium and gastrointestinal tract.’
Early 20th century: modern Latin, from myo- muscle + Greek mētra womb.
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.