in silico


in silico
Term used (rather jokingly) for experiments done using a computer database (ie. on a silicon chip). It is now possible to match a small sequence of nucleotides with a full-length gene by running a search on a database; often it is then possible to order the appropriate cDNA in a vector ready for use. Derived by analogy with in vitro and in vivo.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Silico- — Sil i*co (Chem.) A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting the presence of silicon or its compounds; as, silicobenzoic, silicofluoride, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silico- — [sil′i kō, sil′ikə] 〚/span> SILICON〛 combining form silicon, silica [silicosis] * * * …   Universalium

  • silico-tuberculose — [silikotybɛʀkyloz] n. f. ÉTYM. 1956; de silicose, et tuberculose. ❖ ♦ Méd. Silicose compliquée de tuberculose. ➪ tableau Principales maladies et affections …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • silico- — [sil′i kō, sil′ikə] [< SILICON] combining form silicon, silica [silicosis] …   English World dictionary

  • silico- — ⇒SILIC(O) , (SILIC , SILICO ), élém. formant Élém. tiré de silicium (pour les subst.) et de silicique (pour les adj.), servant à indiquer en chim. la présence de silicium dans un composé ou entrant dans la constr. de mots du vocab. de minér. et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • silico-methane — Silicide Sil i*cide, n. (Chem.) A binary compound of silicon, or one regarded as binary. [R.] [1913 Webster] {Hydrogen silicide} (Chem.), a colorless, spontaneously inflammable gas, {SiH4}, produced artifically from silicon, and analogous to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silico — Any life form based on silicon, like intelligent computers, androids or maybe even aliens, based on silicon. TovarisSilicij is a silico …   Dictionary of american slang

  • silico — Any life form based on silicon, like intelligent computers, androids or maybe even aliens, based on silicon. TovarisSilicij is a silico …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Silico- — Sị|li|co ↑ Silic …   Universal-Lexikon

  • silico-thermic reduction — Смотри силикотермическое восстановление …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

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