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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]
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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.”
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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"(—).
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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There is, first of all--to list the cliches in order--the textbook statement regarding period and chronology: the North German tribes who invaded post-Roman Britain (in numbers we still have not established for certain) fall into the historiographical murk, or relative blankness, of the "Dark Ages," and so our data on society and economy (and slavery's position) are not likely to be plentiful or even apparent.
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For more than two decades, the chaos, the degradation and the moral blankness of the West household was on display for everyone to see, says Gordon Burn, author of Happy Like Murderers, a new book on the Wests.
In 1840, when 23 and feeling unsated hungers for walking through winter woodlands, Thoreau recorded in his journal: "This plain sheet of snow which covers the ice of the pond is not such a blankness as is unwritten, but such as is unread.