transwell

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Etymology[edit]

trans- +‎ well, originally from the Transwell brand of inserts.

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Noun[edit]

transwell (plural transwells)

  1. (medicine, microbiology) A membrane insert used for cell cultures, between agar wells.
    • 2005, Melanie T. Cushion and Peter D. Walzer, Pneumocystis Pneumonia [1], page 655:
      In one experiment, Pneumocystis was inoculated into transwells and treated according to the cultivation protocol for 56 days (Table 4).