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unblind

unblind  v.— «When a patient is on a double-blind study, there are certain times when the doctor needs to “unblind” them, which is just revealing whatever crap the patient was getting: drug or placebo, etc.» —“Dreamlike...

epigenetics

epigenetics n. the study of how environmental factors can change gene function without altering DNA. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

femtosecond

femtosecond  n.— «Other major U.S. manufacturers are looking into incorporating femtosecond machining systems into their production lines. In manufacturing, new materials are constantly appearing, and the features on all kinds of devices...

femtosecond

femtosecond  n.— «The shortest visible and infrared laser pulses are typically just a few femtoseconds…in duration and contain just a few cycles of the laser field.» —“Beating the femtosecond limit” Physics...

femtosecond

femtosecond n. 10 to the -15th power or 0.000000000000001 second, equalling a quadrillionth of a second or 0.3 light microns. Editorial Note: Commonly used in measurement of light in laser or light-related technologies. Etymological Note: Danish or...