Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plot of the concentration of a solute absorbed by a protein, membrane, cell, etc., against its concentration in the surrounding medium.
- ‘For each sample the fraction of the bound ligand was calculated and the data were drawn according to a Scatchard plot.’
- ‘To investigate whether the decrease in insulin binding was attributed to a decrease in the number of receptor sites per cell, the Scatchard plot for the data was analyzed.’
- ‘The presence of a single binding site per RyR was confirmed in the Scatchard plot, where the straight line was constructed using the same parameters as above.’
- ‘Previously, they were able to obtain Scatchard plots for the binding of RB - 5'-phosphate with albumin, but this experiment failed with RB because of the small binding constant.’
- ‘A Scatchard plot provided evidence for two different ABA binding proteins, one with higher affinity and the other with lower affinity.’
1940s: named after George Scatchard (1892–1973), American physical chemist.
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.