Origin and Etymology of ames test
First Known Use: 1976See Words from the same year
medical Definition of Ames test
- The compound … produced the highest score ever reported in an Ames test, a standard measure of the cancer-causing potential of toxic chemicals.
- —Today's Chemist at Work, December 1997
- Dimethylnitrosamine … a known animal carcinogen—is usually a potent mutagen in the Ames assay.
- —Science News, 16 July 1988
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