blunt end

blunt end

In a health care institution, the administrative or bureaucratic apparatus that supports and often directs patient care. Individuals actually providing the care (aides, midlevel pesonnel, nurses, and physicians) are said to work at the “sharp end” of health care.

blunt end

An ending in DNA in which both strands of the molecule stop at the same base-pair so that no single strand protrudes.

blunt end

the terminus of a NUCLEIC ACID DUPLEX, in which the two strands of the MOLECULE are base-paired along their entire length, so that there is no overhanging 3'- or 5' END. It is sometimes called the FLUSH END. see DNA STRUCTURE, RESTRICTION ENZYME. Compare OVERHANGING END.

blunt end

the end of a DNA molecule in which both strands are of the same length.

blunt end ligation
the joining of nucleotides at the end of two duplex DNA molecules.
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The blunt end had been trimmed and rounded off with a knife.
They can see the crude balance sheet that reflects the huge loss of income for claimants already feeling the blunt end of Theresa May's crusade.
The chopstick has a blunt end that won't poke through seams.
As a result of overuse, brow pencils take on a blunt end more quickly than expected.
And sadly, the charity has issued a damning report on the deliberate policies of Israeli occupation forces to wilfully and purposely target Palestinians children, brutalise them, detain them and try and ensure that any will to pronounce Palestinians' rights ends at the blunt end of brutal policing.
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All the eggs were first wiped clean with swabs soaked in 70% alcohol and then placed in racks with the blunt end facing upward for ten minutes.
He sat on her chest so she could not breathe, then got an axe and, using the blunt end, began hitting her with it.
Store eggs with the pointy end down and the blunt end up.
The neighbour said he saw Bedford repeatedly hit Mrs Olsen's head on the floor, shouting "you are not a woman," and saw him hit her with the blunt end of the knife handle before turning the blade around.
Place the blunt end and eyes facing upwards and keep upright in a cool, well-lit place such as a windowsill.