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lag

 [lag]
1. the time elapsing between application of a stimulus and the resulting reaction.
2. the early period after inoculation of bacteria into a culture medium, in which the growth or cell division is slow.
lag of accommodation the extent to which the eyes fail to focus accurately.
anaphase lag delayed movement during anaphase of one homologous chromosome in mitosis or of one chromatid in meiosis, so that the chromosome is not incorporated into the nucleus of one of the daughter cells; the result is one normal cell and one cell with monosomy.
jet lag see jet lag.

lag

(lag),
1. To move or progress more slowly than normal; to fall behind.
2. The act or condition of falling behind.
3. The time interval between a change in one variable and a consequent change in another variable.

lag

(lag)
1. the time between application of a stimulus and the reaction.
2. the period after inoculation of bacteria into a culture medium, in which growth or cell division is slow.

anaphase lag  delayed movement during anaphase of one homologous chromosome in mitosis or of one chromatid in meiosis, so that the chromosome is not incorporated into the nucleus of one of the daughter cells; the result is one normal cell and one cell with monosomy.

lag

the afterglow of an image on a screen or television camera, caused by phosphorescence.

lag

1. the time elapsing between application of a stimulus and the resulting reaction.
2. the early period after inoculation of bacteria into a culture medium, in which the growth or cell division is slow.

lag screw
a screw used in compression plating of bone fractures; it has U-shaped threads.
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