Biology as a second language, part II. How many ways can we use a word in one sentence?

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Sandra Porter

`When I make a word do a lot of work like that,' said Humpty Dumpty, `I always pay it extra.'
-Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

In biology, we often ask our words do a lot of work.

In what other field would we write direction like this

"Transfer 10 lambda of lambda phage DNA into a cuvette and determine the lambda max."