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TRAIL

A member of the tumor necrosis factor ligand family that rapidly induces apoptosis in a variety of transformed cell lines.
Synonym(s): apo-2L

TRAIL

(trāl)
A member of the tumor necrosis factor ligand family. which rapidly induces apoptosis in a variety of transformed cell lines.
Synonym(s): apo-2L.

trail

a well-defined information pathway that leads from data point to data point and sequentially from analysis to conclusion.

audit trail
as for accounting trail but designed for audit purposes.
diagnostic trail
a diagnostic decision tree.
References in classic literature ?
About nine o'clock the moon was sufficiently bright for me to proceed on my way and I had no difficulty in following the trail at a fast walk, and in some places at a brisk trot until, about midnight, I reached the water hole where Powell had expected to camp.
At a turning of the trail he came in sight of her again upon another straight stretch.
He was moving south along a game trail, his calloused soles and knuckles giving forth no sound, when he came upon Dango at the opposite side of a small clearing.
But while the earth was trodden, and the footsteps of both men and beasts were so plainly visible around the place, the trail appeared to have suddenly ended.
Gradually a form took shape beyond them--a tawny form, grim and terrible, with yellow-green eyes glaring fearsomely across the narrow trail straight into his.
The trail, at a bend, plunged out across the river.
A blundering charge made Sheeta, for with the first crash of his spotted body through the foliage verging the trail, Bara gave a single startled backward glance and was gone.
And that woman, that young woman, all alone on the trail, there in the snow, she take out one thousand dollars, in greenbacks, and she put them in my hand.
Now, lest by crossing each other's tracks we foul the signs, let each take one trail.
A Scotch half-breed took charge of him and his mates, and in company with a dozen other dog-teams he started back over the weary trail to Dawson.
In retracing their way after losing Rokoff's trail Tarzan picked it up again at a point where the Russian had left the river and taken to the brush in a northerly direction.
The trail crossed a fresh trail, a trail very fresh, very immediately fresh.