Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A compound structure at the end of a chromosome.
- ‘Without telomeres, the chromosomes would ‘fray’ when the cells divided.’
- ‘These two genes are tightly linked to the left telomere of the X chromosome.’
- ‘Which chromosomes have the shortest telomeres depends only on telomere length in the original parent mice.’
- ‘In normal somatic cells, the telomeres shorten with replicative age, and telomerase is not detected.’
- ‘It has long been thought that the grouping of telomeres is important for chromosome pairing and subsequent synapsis.’
1940s: from Greek telos ‘end’ + meros ‘part’.
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.