etchant

noun
etch·​ant | \ ˈe-chənt How to pronounce etchant (audio) \

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The background noise from quantum dots outside the cell was quenched by administering a third substance, called an etchant. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cancer imaging method produces clearer signals," 3 Sep. 2017 The etchant can’t cross cell barriers, so the quantum dots inside the cancer cells continued to fluoresce. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cancer imaging method produces clearer signals," 3 Sep. 2017 The etchant produced a chemical reaction that turned off the fluorescent signal. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cancer imaging method produces clearer signals," 3 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of etchant

1904, in the meaning defined above

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et cetera

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etchant

etched-out

Etchemin

etch figure

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