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lab-on-a-molecule

lab-on-a-molecule
 n.— «The use of one test, rather than three separate tests, to detect the presence of three analytes could therefore potentially improve the efficiency of screening for various medical conditions. Chemists at Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland, have now shown that such a test is, in principle, possible, using a relatively simple prototype molecule that they dub “lab-on-a-molecule.”» —“Molecule Signals Presence Of Ion Trio” by Michael Freemantle Chemical & Engineering News Apr. 4, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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