Was: Stupid chemokine question NOW APOPTOSIS?
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.
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