Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An enzyme that hydrolyzes particular esters into acids and alcohols or phenols.
- ‘Cholesterol esterase was omitted from the assay to exclude intracellular cholesterol esters.’
- ‘Growing carnation petals showed high activities of cellulase and pectin esterase.’
- ‘Cholesterol esterase plays a role in digestive lipid absorption in the upper intestinal tract, though its role in cholesterol absorption in particular is controversial.’
- ‘Trichlorfon use is broadly based on its action as an inhibitor of acetylcholine esterase.’
- ‘Carbosulfan is extremely toxic to mammals and its toxicity is mediated through inhibition of acetylcholine esterase, a respiratory enzyme.’
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.