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A crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon present in coal tar.
- ‘The concentration of pyrene in the lipid bilayer as well as the temperature were similar in experiment and simulations.’
- ‘To this purpose we have considered four dyes, namely: indo - 1, rhodamine 6G, fluorescein, and pyrene.’
- ‘The biological half-life of pyrene absorbed via the respiratory tract is 9.8 hr.’
- ‘The fluorescence methods include quenching, pyrene excimer formation, and RET.’
- ‘Potential effects of other probes such as pyrene are briefly discussed.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek pur ‘fire’ + -ene.
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.