Definition of microarray
: a supporting material (such as a glass or plastic slide) onto which numerous molecules or fragments usually of DNA or protein are attached in a regular pattern for use in biochemical or genetic analysis
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Microarrays for running assays on large numbers of genes at once were brand-new.
The executives feel put upon by pestering media, competitors, and academic critics who argue that tools like the DNA microarray should, in the name of progress, be made widely and cheaply available to researchers.
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Medical Definition of microarray
: a supporting material (as a glass slide or bead) onto which numerous molecules or molecular fragments usually of DNA or protein are attached in a regular pattern for use in biochemical or genetic analysis; especially : dna microarray
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