Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A blue-green pigment found in many plants, in which it regulates various developmental processes.
- ‘This is the opposite of the situation in higher plants, where red light activates and far-red light inactivates phytochrome.’
- ‘This macroscopically observable reaction was identified to be coupled with light-induced processes of the photoreceptor phytochrome.’
- ‘Light signalling pathways from both phytochrome and cryptochrome photoreceptors regulate clock components to achieve entrainment in plants.’
- ‘The plant photoreceptor phytochrome exhibits remarkable structural and functional variabilities in the plant cell.’
- ‘Moreover, it has been suggested that some of the reported blue-UV effects may have resulted from phytochrome instead of blue-UV photoreceptor action.’
Late 19th century: from phyto- ‘relating to plants’ + Greek khrōma ‘colour’.
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.