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label

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noun la·bel \ˈlā-bəl\

Medical Definition of label

  1. :  a usually radioactive isotope used in labeling




2

label

transitive verb la·bel

Medical Definition of label

labeled or labelled; labeling or labelling \ˈlā-b(ə-)liŋ\play

  1. 1:  to distinguish (an element or atom) by using an isotope distinctive in some manner (as in mass or radioactivity) for tracing through chemical reactions or biological processes

  2. 2:  to distinguish (as a compound or cell) by introducing a traceable constituent (as a dye or labeled atom)





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