Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A technique for identifying specific sequences of RNA in which RNA molecules are separated by electrophoresis, transferred to nitrocellulose, and identified with a suitable probe.

Etymologies

Playful coinage after Southern blot analysis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Introduced from Europe (German browns, and Loch Laven strains from Scotland).

    It's a Cutthroat World Out There...

  • Laven, like many Afghans, goes by one name, is young but responsible for a household of 10 in his native Kabul.

    Creating the Afghan Army

  • SALVATI: Laven says she became very concerned when she saw that it was not just ordinary garbage washing up but medical waste.

    CNN Transcript Sep 3, 2007

  • EVANS: I actually went out to read for a movie that Levy, Gardner and Laven were doing, who did "The Big Valley."

    CNN Transcript Mar 15, 2004

  • Laven also noted that the majority of victims were very young, and that with the older victims, the rapist had to take extra steps such as binding before he could proceed.

    Obsession

  • Jerome Lussan, CEO of investment management consultancy Laven Partners, added: Regulation clearly states that risk management is the responsibility of senior management ...

    Reuters: Top News

  • Jerome Lussan, CEO of Laven Partners, added: Regulation clearly states that risk management is the responsibility of senior management ...

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • "He started, and then he waited," Ms. Getto said, while Ms. Laven added, "He had practiced."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Ms. Getto and Ms. Laven, both 53, arrived in a white stretch Cadillac Escalade, but "don't hold that against us," Ms. Laven said.

    NYT > Home Page

  • ALBANY-With regrets to Niagara Falls, Dale Getto and Barbara Laven have a strong claim to the title of the first same sex couple married in the State of New York.

    NYT > Home Page

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.