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hot spot

a region in a gene in which there is a putatively high rate of mutation or recombination.

hot spot

Epidemiology A region with a marked ↑ of a particular disease–eg, HIV infection among disenfranchised inner-city inhabitants. See Designer antibodies.

hot spot

(hot spot)
A region in a gene in which there is a putatively high rate of mutation.
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Hot spots seemingly appear spontaneously and grow quickly.
Our findings indicated that cholera outbreaks more disproportionately affected young children, particularly in hot spot provinces where preexisting immunity in the older population was possible.
An additional potential concern is a hot spot accompanied by a deeper skin infection, which could require more extensive therapy, such as oral pain medications, oral anti-inflammatory medications, and oral antibiotics.
If the potential hot spots satisfy critical conditions of hot spots, the potential hot spot became a real hot spot.
In Rahimyar Khan, three hot spots of Aphid, and two hot spots of armyworm while in Rajanpur one hot spot of Aphid were observed.
Hot spots are not limited to areas already given such a designation.
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Hot spots are when our energy and excitement are inflamed by an igniting question or vision of the future.
If the patient can't leave a hot spot alone, she may have to wear an Elizabethan or cervical collar, which prevents the dog from biting, licking, or chewing the area while it heals.
Boingo Wireless, the world's leading Wi-Fi network aggregator, has announced further expansion of its hot spot network in Indonesia and Thailand, including four key airports in the two countries.