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

Other Words from Western blot

Western blotting noun

First Known Use of Western blot

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Western blot

after Southern blot

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“Western blot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Western%20blot. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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Western blot

noun
West·​ern blot | \ ˌwes-tərn-ˈblät How to pronounce Western blot (audio) \

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

Other Words from Western blot

Western blotting \ -​ˈblät-​iŋ How to pronounce Western blotting (audio) \ noun

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