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stab

(stab),
To pierce with a pointed instrument, as a knife or dagger.
[Gael. stob]

stab

shaped like or resembling a staff or rod.

stab

(stab)
1. to pierce or wound with a pointed instrument.
2. to thrust a pointed instrument into something.

stab

Etymology: ME, stabbe, piercing wound
a neutrophilic band.

stab

Forensics
verb To thrust a sharp object into a victim and, usually, interrupt the skin surface.
 
Microbiology
noun Stab culture, see there.
 
verb To inoculate a semisolid bacterial growth medium, usually in a “slant” tube, with a jabbing motion performed with streaking, which combines anaerobic (“stab”) and aerobic (“streak”) conditions in the same test tube; used in triple sugar iron agar tubes.
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Security staff at other universities in the region also employ staff who wear stab vests, although 60% of universities say they don't.
In one study, for example, 45 percent of edged-weapon attacks resulted in death from a single stab or slash.
Internally, several of the stab wounds had penetrated into the chest cavity, with one entering the heart.
Police in the eastern Australian city of Brisbane were called on Wednesday to an apartment complex where they found the two injured and a five-year-old boy, a two-year-old girl, and a four-month-old girl dead from stab wounds.
Paul Gilligan, 31, from Little Hulton, was rushed to hospital from the town's Pepper Alley pub with two stab wounds and died later from his injuries.
On New Year's Day Myrddin Williams, 53, received several stab wounds in an incident on the Craig y Don estate in Amlwch.
Just after midnight, police were called to the Wardley area of Gateshead where they found a young man with multiple stab wounds.
You stabbed him in the buttock but the stab wound severed an artery or major blood vessel and, as a result, he died.
The man's wife and daughter did sustain stab wounds but were in stable condition.
The worker alleged the accused threatened to stab him too if he got closer.
Lugan died from a single stab wound while Estacio sustained seven stab wounds all over his body.