Monday, September 16, 2013

phrase of the day: inter alia

The phrase of the day is inter alia:

[Latin, Among other things.] A phrase used in Pleading to designate that a particular statute set out therein is only a part of the statute that is relevant to the facts of the lawsuit and not the entire statute.
Inter alia is also used when reporting court decisions to indicate that there were other rulings made by the court but only a particular holding of the case is cited. (The Free Dictionary)

"The control of biological function by light is enabled, inter alia, by the incorporation of molecular photoswitches into biomolecules and bioactive compounds.

 - Willem A. Velema et al., "Optical control of antibacterial activity", Nature Chemistry doi:10.1038/nchem.1750 (published online