from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A graduated microscope slide or similar small vessel used for counting or measuring cells
  • n. An automated device used for the same purpose

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any device used in counting cells: employed frequently in the special sense of hemacytometer.


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  • The flow cytometer uses a laser to light up cells if the cells express certain markers that should not, in normal circumstances, be present on the T cells.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • As is standard in this sort of research, they used a machine known as a flow cytometer to examine the surface of cells from the mouse, taken from immune-system organs such as the lymph nodes and the spleen.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Specifically, the flow cytometer told Gilbert that in the mice exposed to TCE, a T-cell activation molecule, CD44, was acting differently than it would have if there had been no autogen.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • it bad that I'm just sitting here watching the cytometer clean instead of going back to lab and trying to look busy?

    A little whining, a little updating

  • I've spent a lot of time genotyping mice and/or sitting in front of a cytometer, so you have my sympathies!

    A little whining, a little updating

  • Then I broke the experiment down into smaller pieces and made him understand that for what my committee wanted to learn, I had to use this new cytometer that uses more colors.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Earlier today I went to sign up for the flow cytometer.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • But the software for this cytometer is completely different.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • There is so much I could have done, but since I have no intentions of learning a new system and a complicated machine from scratch I will stick with my old 4-color flow cytometer.

    I'm speechless but I shouldn't be

  • Kiwi wanted me to stay with the machine I use now and didn't like the idea of my using a different cytometer.

    Archive 2007-10-01


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