flow cytometry

noun
flow cy·​tom·​e·​try | \ -sī-ˈtä-mə-trē How to pronounce flow cytometry (audio) \

Definition of flow cytometry

: a technique for identifying and sorting cells and their components (such as DNA) by staining with a fluorescent dye and detecting the fluorescence usually by laser beam illumination

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flow cytometer \ -​sī-​ˈtä-​mə-​tər How to pronounce flow cytometry (audio) \ noun

Examples of flow cytometry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Earth, the technique that scientists use to sort cells by size is called flow cytometry, and it is used frequently in marine environments. Natalie Elliot, Scientific American, 16 July 2021 In pathology, and specifically for complete blood count (CBC), first-generation automation has been applied since the 1960s by running cells through pipes using a technology called flow cytometry. Sarah Levy, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of flow cytometry

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flow cytometry was in 1978

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20 Jul 2021

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“Flow cytometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flow%20cytometry. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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flow cytometry

noun

Medical Definition of flow cytometry

: a technique for identifying and sorting cells and their components (as DNA) by staining with a fluorescent dye and detecting the fluorescence usually by laser beam illumination

Other Words from flow cytometry

flow cytometer noun

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