Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A treatment, typically using ultrasound shock waves, by which a kidney stone or other calculus is broken into small particles that can be passed out by the body.
- ‘For proximal ureteric stones, shock wave lithotripsy is useful if the stone is less than 1 cm in size, and ureteroscopy is more successful for stones larger than 1 cm.’
- ‘Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is trying to find other niches than lithotripsy, particularly as a treatment for tendon related pain.’
- ‘Mechanical percussion techniques have been used therapeutically after shock wave lithotripsy to dislodge such calculi from the lower pole of the kidney.’
- ‘Such procedures include magnetic resonance imaging, which is often used to evaluate internal organs, and extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, which uses shock waves to break up large kidney stones.’
- ‘She has had lithotripsy and multiple surgical procedures.’
Mid 19th century: from litho- ‘of stone’ + Greek tripsis ‘rubbing’, from tribein ‘to rub’.
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.