Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The process by which a virus particle becomes attached to a cell wall and incorporated into the cell by phagocytosis.
- ‘Virosomes were taken up by Vero cells by viropexis with no evidence of fusion.’
- ‘This process is known as viropexis where the virus membrane does not become part of the vesicle membrane.’
- ‘With nonenveloped viruses, both viropexis and fusion mechanisms of entry have been reported but more emphasis has been given to changes in virion structure as a result of attachment than to the details by which the virus gains access to particular intracellular sites.’
- ‘The penetration of the virions is by pinocytosis (viropexis); fusion with the cellular membrane has not been observed.’
1940s: from virus + Greek pēxis fixing.
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.