Western blot


Western blot

noun

Definition of WESTERN BLOT

:  a blot consisting of a sheet of nitrocellulose or nylon that contains spots of protein for identification by a suitable molecular probe and is used especially for the detection of antibodies
Western blotting noun

Origin of WESTERN BLOT

after Southern blot
First Known Use: 1983

West·ern blot

noun \ˌwes-tərn-ˈblät\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WESTERN BLOT

: a blot consisting of a sheet of cellulose nitrate or nylon that contains spots of protein for identification by a suitable molecular probe and is used especially for the detection of antibodies—compare northern blot, southern blot
Western blot·ting \-ˈblät-iŋ\ noun

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