Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An embryonic cell from which nerve fibers originate.
- ‘Implantation of dopaminergic neuroblasts, from embryos, which are already committed by fate into the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease has yielded promising results, including clinical improvement in some patients.’
- ‘Neuroblastomas represent a spectrum of differentiation of primitive neuroblasts into mature ganglion cells.’
- ‘The esg gene is normally expressed in embryonic neuroblasts and contributes to central nervous system development.’
- ‘Shortly after gastrulation, lig mRNA was present in the germ band at relatively low levels; expression increased markedly from stage 9, at which neuroblasts delaminate from the ectoderm.’
- ‘Only one cell of the cluster finally gives rise to a neuroblast because of lateral inhibition, involving the Notch receptor protein and its ligand Delta, which prevents other cells developing as neuroblasts.’
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.