Was: Stupid chemokine question NOW APOPTOSIS?

S.A. Ritz ritzsa at muss.cis.McMaster.CA
Sat Mar 8 14:42:39 EST 1997


In article <5fruln$46g at netnews.upenn.edu>,
Douglas H Thamm <dthamm at dolphin.upenn.edu> wrote:
>I've heard it pronounced:  1. a-pop-TO-sis
>			   2. a-po-TO-sis (don't know where that second 
>				"p" got to)
>			   3. ah-POP-to-sis
>

The pronunciation is "a-po-TO-sis."  The second P is silent.  The word is 
derived from the Greek, I believe:
		apo = upon or before (I don't remember)
		ptosis = drooping

At least, this is what my biochem prof, who studies apoptosis, told us.

Stacey
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