Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hydrophilic amino acid that is a constituent of most proteins.
- ‘The active site of trypsin involves a catalytic triad consisting of the amino acids serine, histidine and aspartic acid.’
- ‘All of these silks are composed of protein chains in which the amino acids glycine, alanine, and serine dominate.’
- ‘In animal cells serine, threonine and tyrosine are the amino acids subject to phosphorylation.’
- ‘Hydroxyl radicals oxidize amino acids such as lysine, serine, arginine, and proline.’
- ‘The overall photorespiratory cycle is also linked to amino acid metabolism in that glycine, serine, glutamate, and glutamine are metabolized at high rates.’
Late 19th century: from Latin sericum silk + -ine.
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.