Difference between revisions of "Carrier"

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A [[person]] or [[object]] that transports or conveys.
 
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.
 
An [[asymptomatic]] person or [[animal]] harboring the [[pathogen]], and acts as a [[vector]] transmitting the [[pathogen]] to others.
  
 
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(1) A [[heterozygous]] individual bearing an [[unexpressed]] [[defective]] [[gene]].
 
(1) A [[heterozygous]] individual bearing an [[unexpressed]] [[defective]] [[gene]].
  
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A catalytic [[substance]] that serves as a [[vehicle]] for an [[element]] or group of [[atoms]] from one [[compound]] to another.
 
A catalytic [[substance]] that serves as a [[vehicle]] for an [[element]] or group of [[atoms]] from one [[compound]] to another.
  

Revision as of 00:18, 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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