Northern blot

noun
North·​ern blot | \ ˈnȯr-t͟hərn- How to pronounce Northern blot (audio) \

Medical Definition of Northern blot

: a blot consisting of a sheet of cellulose nitrate or nylon that contains spots of RNA for identification by a suitable molecular probe — compare southern blot, western blot

Other Words from Northern blot

Northern blotting \ -​ˈblät-​iŋ How to pronounce Northern blot (audio) \ noun

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“Northern blot.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Northern%20blot. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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