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v. im·printed, im·printing, im·prints
1. To produce (a mark or pattern) on a surface by pressure.
2. To produce a mark on (a surface) by pressure.
3. To cause (a very young animal) to recognize and be attracted to another animal or to an object identified as the parent. Often used with on.
4. To modify (a gene) chemically, as by DNA methylation, affecting the gene's expression in offspring.
To become imprinted on another animal or on an object identified as the parent. Used of newborn or very young animals. Often used with on: lab animals that imprint on researchers.
n. (ĭm′prĭnt′)
A chemical modification of a gene affecting the gene's expression in offspring.


(im-print', im'print) [L. imprimere, to press into]
1. To leave a pressure mark on an object.
2. To guide or restrict the development or expression of a genetic, behavioral, or personal characteristic. imprint (im'print) ; imprinting

biopsy imprint

Touch preparation.

genomic imprint

The inactivation of a gene by its allele.
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Among the 50 cases that were diagnosed as benign on imprint 49 (98%) cases confirmed on histopathologically and 1(2%) case turned out to be malignant.
I am looking forward to seeing Imprint Group grow further under the management of Pureprint - it looks set to be an exciting future for the business.
Imprint from malignant lesions required less pressure and smears were hypercellular than benign lesions.
The second phase of Harlequin's double-barreled seduction of African American readers was the company's November 2005 purchase of BET Books, the publishing arm of Black Entertainment Television that includes the Arabesque, New Spirit and Sepia imprints.
Not the imprint of the body itself most of the time, but the imprint of the pictograph, first drawn naively as a kind of folded mandorla that contained nothing but itself, and then multiplied in a fertility cult of the image as prolific as the mass culture of the mechanical reproduction with which it disseminates itself.
Use this painted leaf ms an imprint and transfer its image to paper.
NewsRx, with imprints, now publishes 100 titles, all weeklies except for one quarterly.
The keyboard teacher or player can stamp this imprint onto any paper or music score, then mark the desired notes or finger positions.
as well as the Thomas More and Christian Classics imprints of RCL Enterprises of Allen, Texas.
The new system replaces Imprint Publishers' existing NEC Infrontia system.
Researchers have developed MIPs for small molecules, and imprints have been successfully developed for penicillin V, penicillin G and oxacillin.