Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Science / Biology / Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): A method of amplifying or copying DNA fragments that is faster than cloning. The fragments are combined with DNA polymerase, nucleotides, and other components to form a mixture in which the DNA is cyclically amplified.

Other Words for Chain

Chain Noun Synonyms: string, series, combination, sequence, succession, train, course, set, concatenation
Chain Verb Synonyms: shackle, secure, fasten, bind, gyve, confine, fetter, restrain, confine, restrict, tie, limit
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Other Words for Reaction

Reaction Noun Synonyms: response, reply, answer, effect, feedback
Reaction Verb Synonyms: retaliation, reciprocation, reprisal, revenge
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Reaction Quotient

Science / Chemistry / Reaction Quotient: The product of the concentrations of the products, divided by the product of the concentrations of the reactants, for a chemical reaction which is not necessarily at equilibrium. For example, the reac MORE

Reaction Mechanism

Science / Chemistry / Reaction Mechanism: A list of all elementary reactions that occur in the course of an overall chemical reaction. MORE

Reaction Rate

Science / Chemistry / Reaction Rate: A reaction rate is the speed at which reactants are converted into products in a chemical reaction. The reaction rate is given as the instantaneous rate of change for any reactant or product, and is u MORE

Reaction Series

Science / Geology / Reaction Series: A series of interactions between a melt and mineral crystals in contact with the melt. In a reaction series the first formed crystals (highest temperature minerals) react with the melt to produce a ne MORE

Rearrangement Reaction

Science / Chemistry / Rearrangement Reaction: A reaction in which a reactant and product are isomers of each other. Chemical bonds within the reactant are broken and reformed to produce the product. MORE

Reaction Formation

Science / Psychiatry / Reaction Formation: A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, in which a person adopts affects, ideas, and behaviours that are the opposites of impulses harboured either consciously or unconsciously. For example, exc MORE

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