In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Cystic fibrosis, a chronic genetic disorder that affects the exocrine glands, results in the production of excessive, thick mucus that obstructs the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs.
- The ovaries perform both an exocrine function by producing ova and an endocrine function by producing estrogen and progesterone.
- There are 4-5 million exocrine glands in the body and approximately one-third of them are in the palms.
- Pancreatic juice, an exocrine secretion, is vital for digestion.
- In a separate but related system, exocrine tissues secrete their products into ducts and then to the outside of the body or to the intestinal tract.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.