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blank

(blank),
A solution consisting of all of the analytic components except the compound to be measured; this is used to establish a baseline of measurement intensity with which the compound of interest is compared.
[M.E. white, fr. O.Fr. blanc, fr. Germanic]

blank

a solution containing all of the reagents needed for analysis of a substance except the substance tested.

blank

Drug slang
noun A regional street term for any low quality substance of abuse.
 
Lab medicine
noun A negative control specimen used in immunoassays and quality assurance in many lab tests. Blanks are processed in tandem with the test serum or tissue, differing in that a primary antibody is not added in the first step; blanks assure a true negative result, allowing comparison of a possibly positive result with a known negative.
 
Vox populi-UK
verb To deliberately ignore someone, as in “Mark blanked Carole.”

blank

(blangk)
A solution consisting of all the analytic components except the compound to be measured; used to establish a baseline of measurement intensity with which the compound of interest is compared.
[M.E. white, fr. O.Fr. blanc, fr. Germanic]

Blank

If an individual has inherited same HLA antigen from both parents, the HLA typing is designated by the shared HLA antigen followed by a "blank"(—).
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Playwrights Blank and Jensen, now married, insist they are actors and not writers.
The method also involves providing a releasable and refastenable fastener having two elements that are joined to each other and mounting one of the two elements, which include mutually complementary members, of the releasable and refastenable fastener on the outside of the side parts of one of the front and rear end parts of each of t he folded individual blanks, simultaneously while mounting the two elements on the outside of the side parts of the opposing front and rear end parts of the folded blank in order to releasably and refastenably connect to the opposing side parts to form a pants diaper or a sanitary panty.
Our help in this area ensures the political and military stability of these nations, and the accomplishment of those two goals results in their economic stability as well," said Scott Blank, until recently DCMA chief of International and Federal Business.
His new book, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Viking), is likely to continue his string of publishing successes--and to keep him at the red-hot center of discussions over the meaning and implications of the increasingly important field of evolutionary psychology.
The CPCC, in short, has enough horsepower to convince the federal government of the need to apply levies (do not call them taxes) against blank recording media to reimburse CPCC members for the rampant rip-off by their former customers.