Definition of Blotting

1. Verb. (present participle of blot) ¹



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Definition of Blotting

1. blot [v] - See also: blot

Medical Definition of Blotting

1. General term for the transfer of protein, RNA or DNA molecules from a relatively thick acrylamide or agarose gel or to a paper like membrane (usually nylon or nitrocellulose) by capilliarity or an electric field, preserving the spatial arrangment. Once on the membrane, the molecules are immobilised, typically by baking or by ultra violet irradiation and can then be detected at high sensitivity by hybridisation (in the case of DNA & RNA) or antibody labelling (in the case of protein). RNA blots are called Northern blots, DNA blots, Southern, protein blots, Western. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blotting

blotchily
blotchiness
blotching
blotchings
blotchy
blote
blotless
blots
blotted
blotted out
blotter
blotters
blottesque
blottier
blottiest
blotting (current term)
blotting paper
blottings
blotto
blotty
bloubok
blouboks
blouse
bloused
blouseless
blouselike
blouses
blousier
blousiest
blousily

Literary usage of Blotting

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1. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1920)
"(b) With a series of 10/i sections to be made into a model 100 times enlarged, and with blotting paper of fa mm. or 900/1 thickness, each section must be ..."

2. Walden by Henry David Thoreau (1897)
"By night star-veiling, and by day Darkening the light and blotting out the sun; Go thou my incense upward from this hearth, And ask the gods to pardon this ..."

3. Writing of Today: Models of Journalistic Prose by Gerhard Richard Lomer, John William Cunliffe (1915)
"To follow ture: all the rest is exactly like used-up ancient precedent line for line had become blotting paper — which perhaps it is. Ia religion. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1849)
"blotting paper among M SS. of the time of Charles IJB adds: I can however establish its existence at a .rather earlier date than 1670. ..."

5. The Cambrian (1897)
"blotting PAPER. blotting paper is not new, but it was made in this country ... Before that time we used some of the thin English blotting paper, imported; ..."

6. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"... of the leaf on which drops oi liquid are found, which are rapidly renewed on being removed with blotting paper. It is curious that precisely the same ..."

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