Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A layer of tissue in a vertebrate embryo comprising the endoderm and the inner layer of mesoderm, and giving rise to the gut, lungs, and yolk sac.Often contrasted with somatopleure
- ‘The liver is surrounded by splanchnopleure with a mesentery (the lesser omentum) connecting it to the stomach and to the ventral body wall (falciform ligament).’
- ‘The splanchnopleure and somatopleure are each composed of different structures (derived from different germ layers).’
- ‘Mobilization of calcium from the yolk begins early in embryonic chickens and is facilitated by the calcium binding protein calbindin-D28K in endodermal cells of the yolk splanchnopleure.’
- ‘The splanchnopleure, which lies on the endoblast, takes part in the formation of the wall of the digestive tube.’
- ‘The yolk sac forms as the splanchnopleure surrounds the yolk.’
Late 19th century: from Greek splankhna ‘entrails’ + pleura ‘side’.
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.