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''noun, plural: carriers''
 
''noun, plural: carriers''
  
(general) A [[person]] or [[object]] that transports or conveys.
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([[immunology]]) An [[asymptomatic]] person or [[animal]] harboring the [[pathogen]], and acts as a [[vector]] transmitting the [[pathogen]] to others.
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A [[person]] or [[object]] that transports or conveys.
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An [[asymptomatic]] person or [[animal]] harboring the [[pathogen]], and acts as a [[vector]] transmitting the [[pathogen]] to others.
  
 
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(2) An [[organism]] possessing a [[recessive]] [[gene]] for a [[trait]], hence, not expressing the [[trait]].
 
(2) An [[organism]] possessing a [[recessive]] [[gene]] for a [[trait]], hence, not expressing the [[trait]].
  
([[chemistry]]) A catalytic [[substance]] that serves as a [[vehicle]] for an [[element]] or group of [[atoms]] from one [[compound]] to another.
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A catalytic [[substance]] that serves as a [[vehicle]] for an [[element]] or group of [[atoms]] from one [[compound]] to another.
  
  

Revision as of 00:17, 29 November 2008

Definition

noun, plural: carriers

(general)

A person or object that transports or conveys.

(immunology)

An asymptomatic person or animal harboring the pathogen, and acts as a vector transmitting the pathogen to others.

(genetics)

(1) A heterozygous individual bearing an unexpressed defective gene.

(2) An organism possessing a recessive gene for a trait, hence, not expressing the trait.

(chemistry)

A catalytic substance that serves as a vehicle for an element or group of atoms from one compound to another.


Supplement

(genetics) A genetic carrier pertains to an organism carrying an unexpressed defective gene for a recessive trait but when mated with another carrier can produce a homozygous offspring that expresses the recessive trait.


Word origin: to carry + -er.

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