["Efficient High Speed Computing with the Distributed Array Processor", P.M. Flanders et al, pp.113-127 (1977)].

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1. <botany> A genus of diminutive Shrubs, mostly evergreen, and with fragrant blossoms.

2. A nymph of Diana, fabled to have been changed into a laurel tree.

Origin: L, a laurel tree, from Gr.

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<chemistry> A colourless crystalline substance, C9H6O4, extracted from daphnin.

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<zoology> A genus of the genus Daphnia.

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<chemistry> A dark green bitter resin extracted from the mezereon (Daphne mezereum) and regarded as the essential principle of the plant.

A white, crystalline, bitter substance, regarded as a glucoside, and extracted from Daphne mezereum and D. Alpina.

Origin: Cf. F. Daphnine.

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Divination by means of the laurel.

Origin: Gr. Dafnh the laurel + -mancy.

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<abbreviation>

4'6-diamidino-2-phenylindole-2HCl, a fluorescent probe for DNA.

See: DAPI stain.

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<technique>

A sensitive fluorescent probe for DNA, 4'6-diamidino-2-phenylindole-2HCl, used in fluorescence microscopy to detect DNA in yeast mitochondria, chloroplasts, viruses, mycoplasma, and chromosomes; DNA is visualised in vitally stained living cells and after cells are fixed in formaldehyde.

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<enzyme>

<cell biology> A potential mediator of the gamma interferon-induced cell death; has 8 ankyrin repeats; mw 160 kD; genbank x76105

Registry number: EC 2.7.10.-

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["The Functional Data Model and the Data Language DAPLEX", D.W. Shipman, ACM Trans Database Sys, 6(1):140-173 (Mar 1981)].

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<drug>

Related to the sulphonamides (diaminodiphenyl sulphone) that is used to treat leprosy (of which the causative agent is Mycobacterium leprae). May act by inhibiting folate synthesis.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

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dapsone neuropathymedical dictionary

A peripheral neuropathy that develops in patients taking dapsone (4,4-diaminodiphenylsulfone); unusual features include being a pure motor neuropathy, and beginning in the hands, sometimes asymmetrically.

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<chemical>

A lipopeptide antibiotic that inhibits gram-positive bacteria.

Pharmacological action: antibiotics, peptide.

Chemical name: Daptomycin

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