DNA Bank

Science / Genetics / DNA Bank: A service that stores dna extracted from blood samples or other human tissue.

Member Bank

Business / Finance / Member Bank: A national- or state-chartered bank that is a member of the Federal Reserve System. MORE

Merchant Bank

Business / Finance / Merchant Bank: A British term for a bank that specializes not in lending its own funds, but in providing various financial services such as accepting bills arising out of trade, underwriting new issues, and providin MORE

Mitigation Bank

Business / Agriculture / Mitigation Bank: A bank is created when wetlands at a site are restored, enhanced or created in advance of destruction of similar wetlands in nearby locations. The bank then sells 'credits' in the bank to permit appli MORE

London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)

Business / Agriculture / London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR): The interest rate that major international banks charge each other for large volume loans of Eurodollars (U.S. dollars on deposit outside of the United States). MORE

Legal Bankruptcy

Business / Finance / Legal Bankruptcy: A legal proceeding for liquidating or reorganizing a business. MORE

Junk DNA

Science / Genetics / Junk DNA: Stretches of dna that do not code for genes: most of the genome consists of so-called junk dna which may have regulatory and other functions. Also called non-coding dna. MORE

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