flox

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See also: FLOX

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation of "flanked by loxP"

Verb[edit]

flox (third-person singular simple present floxes, present participle floxing, simple past and past participle floxed)

  1. (molecular biology) To sandwich a DNA sequence between two recombinase binding sequences such as "loxP"
    • 2003, Louis-Marie Houdebine, Animal Transgenesis and Cloning[1], ISBN 0470848286, page 93:
      In order to do this, the gene to knock out must first be floxed by homologous recombination.
    • 2007, Curt D. Sigmund & David E. Stec, “Genetic Manipulation of the Renin-Angiotensin System Using Cre-loxP-Recombinase”, in Donna H. Wang editor, Angiotensin Protocols[2], ISBN 0896037630, page 62:
      Technically, the main problems encountered are in floxing the target gene.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of fluorine and liquid oxygen

Noun[edit]

flox (uncountable)

  1. alternative case form of FLOX

Verb[edit]

flox (third-person singular simple present floxes, present participle floxing, simple past and past participle floxed)

  1. (astronautics, dated) To add fluorine to liquid-oxygen rocket fuel
    • 1965, Samuel Glasstone, Sourcebook on the Space Sciences[3], page 94:
      It is to be tried in the so-called floxed Atlas, with the usual kerosene type fuel.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

flox m (invariable)

  1. phlox