Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bacterium or plant cell bound by its plasma membrane, the cell wall being deficient or lacking and the whole having a spherical form.
- ‘Channel current was obtained from inside-out patches from spheroplasts.’
- ‘The channel activity was characterized in giant spheroplasts by patch clamp.’
- ‘The clearest results obtained when all variations of the test conditions could be executed on every spheroplast studied.’
- ‘Mitochondria were isolated after conversion of cells to spheroplasts.’
- ‘Unlike some previous studies the use of this virus system avoids the requirements of generating spheroplasts from host cells before titering viral infectivity.’
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.