(v. t.) To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe.
(v. t.) Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly.
(n.) An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.
(1) A series of human cDNA clones of various sizes and relative localizations to the mRNA molecule were isolated by using the human p53-H14 (2.35-kilobase) cDNA probe which we previously cloned.
(2) Theophylline kinetics, as an in vivo probe for the potentially toxic cytochrome P-450I pathway of drug metabolism, were studied in 11 healthy volunteers and 11 patients with calcific chronic pancreatitis at Madras, South India.
(3) Five probes of high specificity to individual chromosomes (chromosomes 3, 11, 17, 18 and X) were hybridized in situ to metaphase chromosomes of different individuals.
(4) In order to determine the extent of this similarity, I have developed a panel of probes for many of the Pacl restriction fragments and have shown that most of the Pacl and Notl fragments found in MBa are also present in MBb.
(5) The haplotype of the recombinant X chromosome of each of 241 backcross progeny has been established using the X-linked anchor loci Otc, Hprt, Dmd, Pgk-1, and Amg and the additional probes DXSmh43 and Cbx-rs1.
(6) Periodontal disease activity is defined clinically by progressive loss of probing attachment and radiographically by progressive loss of alveolar bone.
(7) The mean histamine level in the first 10-min sample following probe insertion was 39.4 nM.
(8) Five of them had a fast-moving Eco RI fragment 5.6 kb long that hybridized with zeta-specific probe but not with alpha-specific probe.
(9) We studied the haemodynamic (ultrasound Doppler flow probes) effects of synthetic atriopeptin II at natriuretic doses in conscious rats.
(10) DNA from 9% (47 of 529) of the E. coli colonies tested hybridized with the ST probe, whereas only 5% (28 of 529) produced ST as measured by the suckling mouse bioassay.
(11) Likewise, they had little or no effects on the fluorescence anisotropy of TMA-DPH, which is also thought to be located in the interfacial region of the lipid bilayer, either when the probe was located in the outer layer of the plasma membrane or when the probe was located in the inner membrane compartment.
(12) Sequence specific binding of protein extracts from 13 different yeast species to three oligonucleotide probes and two points mutants derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae DNA binding proteins were tested using mobility shift assays.
(13) The probe has been used for the identification of new Legionella-like strains isolated from the environment.
(14) Therefore, we conclude this is a bovine DR beta-like pseudogene, BoDR beta I. Exon-containing regions have been used as probes in Southern blot analyses of bovine genomic DNA digested with EcoRI.
(15) The adherence of 51Cr-labeled platelets to rabbit aortae everted on probes rotated in platelet-red cell suspensions has been measured.
(16) A 2.7-kilobase DNA fragment carrying the entire exotoxin A (ETA) structural gene was divided into three nonoverlapping probes.
(17) The indication of the DNA probe method would be considered in the four cases as follows, 1. necessity of the special equipment to isolate the pathogen, 2. necessity of the long period to isolate the pathogen, 3. existence of the cross reaction among the pathogen and relative organisms in the immunological procedure, 4. existence of the difficulty to identify the species of the pathogen by the ordinary procedure.
(18) Slight cross-reactivity was apparent when crude preparations of cellular or culture filtrate antigens, used in this laboratory to detect antibodies to Candida albicans, Coccidioides immitis and Cryptococcus neoformans, were probed with hyperimmune rabbit antisera to A. fumigatus.
(19) The results, together with the known geometry of the enzyme, indicate that active site probes in the dodecamer are widely separated and that energy transfer occurs from a single donor to two or three acceptors on adjacent subunits.
(20) The availability of locus-specific probes should significantly expand the role of minisatellite markers in population biology.
(a.) Deprived of manly qualities; deficient in vigor, strength, courage, etc.; weak; effeminate.
(a.) Not tamed; not made familiar with, or subject to, man; -- also used figuratively.
(a.) Not furnished with men; as, an unmanned ship.
(1) They include two leading Republican hopefuls for the presidential race in 2016, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio; three of them enjoy A+ rankings from the NRA and a further eight are listed A. Rand Paul of Kentucky The junior senator's penchant for filibusters became famous during his nearly 13-hour speech against the use unmanned drones, and he is one of three senators who sent an initial missive to Reid , warning him of another verbose round.
(2) Unmanned drones help enormously with this problem as they can be operated via satellite from thousands of miles away and dramatically lower the risk to British forces.
(3) I don’t do the social media myself, so who knows.” The Pentagon said the drone, also described as a “glider” or unmanned underwater vehicle, was deployed by civilian contractors aboard the USNS Bowditch, a scientific research ship.
(4) Last month, an unmanned drone strike in Pakistan near the Afghan border killed one of Jalaluddin Haqqani's sons – Badruddin, who was considered a vital part of the Haqqani structure.
(5) Thrun, seeking to reassure anyone worried about the risk posed by an automated car in the California experiment, said: "Our cars are never unmanned.
(6) It maintains that the undeclared air war in Pakistan and Yemen "is totally a function of the existence of an unmanned capability – it is unlikely a similar scale of force would be used if this capability were not available".
(7) Bullish as ever, a press release reveals that the service should be available by 2015 – once the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s rules on the safety of unmanned aerial vehicles are finalised.
(8) Just as the internet has revolutionised the transport of online data, the company says a network of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – the "matternet" – could do the same for supplies.
(9) On Friday, an unmanned SpaceX Falcon rocket is set to take off from Cape Canaveral for the International Space Station orbiting Earth.
(10) In an undercover sting, reporters from the Sunday Times approached several former senior members of the military purporting to be representatives of from a South Korean defence firm seeking to sell an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, to the UK military.
(11) With these unmanned craft, governments can fight a coward's war, a god's war, harming only the unnamed.
(12) Cat gives station new lease of life Read more Tama quickly became Japan’s most famous cat after she was appointed honorary stationmaster at the unmanned Kishi station in rural Wakayama prefecture, western Japan, in 2007.
(13) Unmanned aircraft range from no bigger than a hummingbird to the size of an airliner, and their capabilities are improving rapidly.
(14) An unmanned spacecraft with a giant telescoping plunger would fly to the asteroid, suck it in, and secure it in a truly industrial-strength Hefty bag of sorts.
(15) We have successfully brought new technology into the nation's aviation system for more than 50 years, and I have no doubt we will do the same with unmanned aircraft.” An industry-commissioned study has predicted that more than 70,000 jobs would develop in the first three years after Congress loosens drone restrictions on US skies.
(16) Each hour that goes by with the prisons unmanned, the danger ramps up.” The POA said on Tuesday evening that it had asked its members to comply with the court order from 5pm.
(17) A spokesman said: "All operations, including those involving unmanned aerial systems, are informed by appropriate legal advice and are conducted in accordance with applicable International Humanitarian Law.
(18) These Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – which rely on fibre optic cables, European "upstations" and satellite links – are part of an international trend towards remote combat.
(19) Rolls-Royce , the British engineering company developing the ships, claims the unmanned ships will be cheaper, greener and safer than those with a full complement of captain and crew.
(20) Amazon has turned the heat up on the Federal Aviation Administration, warning that unless the government agency allows it to start testing drones on US soil as part of its ambition to deliver products by unmanned aircraft it will be forced to shift its operations abroad.