nuclear magnetic resonance

noun

Definition of nuclear magnetic resonance 

: the magnetic resonance of an atomic nucleus also : chemical analysis that uses such resonance especially to study molecular structure

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Behind Olesik, in a frigid room crammed with $15.4 million worth of nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers that look like stubby spaceships, scientists are analyzing how polymer chains interact, down to their individual amino acids. Jon Marcus, The Atlantic, "The Decline of the Midwest's Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies," 15 Oct. 2017 In their eagerness to understand the material world, scientists have invented a variety of ways to picture the interior life of cells, using X-rays, electron microscopy, or nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. David Gauthier-villars, WSJ, "Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Three Scientists for 3-D Imaging of Biomolecules," 5 Oct. 2017 During her graduate years Dwyer joined a research group that was studying small organic molecules and conducting research using nuclear magnetic resonance. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Former Powegian earns a national lifetime achievement award," 1 Sep. 2017

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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nuclear magnetic resonance

noun

Medical Definition of nuclear magnetic resonance 

1 : the magnetic resonance of an atomic nucleus

2 : chemical analysis that uses nuclear magnetic resonance especially to study molecular structure abbreviation NMR — see magnetic resonance imaging

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