Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cell which secretes the substance of bone.
- ‘Finally, there is a zone in which the cartilage cells die and are replaced by bone laid down by osteoblasts.’
- ‘In animals, statins increased the number of osteoblasts and new bone formation.’
- ‘Excessive alcohol intake inhibits bone formation, possibly by a direct toxic effect on osteoblasts.’
- ‘Additionally, vitamin D helps osteoblasts incorporate minerals into bone.’
- ‘Fluoride increases bone formation by stimulating osteoblasts and increasing cancellous bone formation in patients with osteoporosis.’
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.