se·​quenc·​er | \ ˈsē-kwən(t)-sər How to pronounce sequencer (audio) , -ˌkwen(t)- \

Definition of sequencer

: one that sequences: such as
a : a device for arranging things (such as events in the ignition of a rocket) in a sequence
b : a device for determining the order of occurrence of amino acids in a protein or of bases in a nucleic acid

Examples of sequencer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a transition between the ground launch sequencer computer and the flight software, the flight software flagged the hydrogen leak as a reason to stop the countdown with 29 seconds left. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 21 June 2022 At that point, the ground launch sequencer computer will stop the countdown and the test will end. William Harwood, CBS News, 12 Apr. 2022 In a virtual event featuring the company’s leadership and partner organizations, the biotech boasted that its sequencer, Aviti, has the right blend of affordability, accuracy, and flexibility to disrupt the current sequencing landscape. Jonathan Wosen, STAT, 15 Mar. 2022 The lab is also procuring a sequencer to do variant typing in-house rather than relying on the overtaxed state epidemiology lab. Anchorage Daily News, 4 Mar. 2022 Performers with two keyboards or a controller/sequencer will appreciate the versatility of this sturdy keyboard stand during a show. Michael Pollick,, 14 Apr. 2021 This year marine scientists did just that—with a portable sequencer the size of a smartphone scientists were able to determine which jellyfish species were in a particular marine habitat with several cups of water. Danielle Hall And Alia N. Payne, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Dec. 2021 With all the testing turnarounds, that means that genomes coming off the sequencer are usually from samples collected 10 to 14 days prior. Megan Molteni, STAT, 5 Dec. 2021 Using a pocket-sized gene sequencer, his lab assembled the variant’s entire genome within eight hours. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sequencer

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Sequencer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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se·​quenc·​er | \ ˈsē-kwən-sər, -ˌkwen(t)-sər How to pronounce sequencer (audio) \

Medical Definition of sequencer

: one that sequences especially : a device for determining the order of occurrence of amino acids in a protein or of bases in a nucleic acid


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