Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a number of isomers of a molecule that can be interconverted by rotation of part of the molecule around a particular bond.
- ‘It is consistent with emission from different rotamers of the cyanine dyes formed immediately after excitation (vide supra).’
- ‘Using broader Ï-values may result in broader distributions of rotamers, so we have avoided interpreting rotamer distributions that may be influenced in this manner.’
- ‘If all rotamers clash with the rigid part of the protein, additional conformers are made by 300 rotations around the final bond.’
- ‘The effects of the membrane are clearly illustrated by the increased frequencies of hydrogen-bonding rotamers and the snorkeling of Trp and Tyr out of the membrane.’
- ‘In this study we use the dead-end elimination method to determine the possible rotamers of tryptophan.’
1960s: from rotational (see rotation) + -mer.
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.