Medical Definition of Viral probe

1. A nucleic acid fragment, labelled by a radioisotope, biotin, etc., that is complementary to a sequence in another nucleic acid (fragment) and that will, by hydrogen binding to the latter, locate or identify it and be detected; a diagnostic technique based on the fact that every species of microbe possesses some unique nucleic acid sequences which differentiate it from all others, and thus can be used as identifying markers or "fingerprints." (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Viral Probe

viral hepatitis type E
viral hepatitis vaccines
viral infection
viral interference
viral load
viral marketing
viral matrix proteins
viral media
viral meningitis
viral myocarditis
viral nonstructural proteins
viral oncogene
viral pericarditis
viral physiology
viral pneumonia
viral probe (current term)
viral proteins
viral regulatory proteins
viral strand
viral structural proteins
viral tail proteins
viral therapy
viral transformation
viral vaccines
viral vector
viral wart

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