wet lab

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wet lab (plural wet labs)

  1. A laboratory that is equipped with plumbing, ventilation, and equipment for performing physical experiments.
    • 2011, Marcus Wohlsen, Biopunk: Solving Biotech's Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages, →ISBN:
      After it was over, his small trust fund was $12,500 smaller. But he now has a mobile wet lab he can take wherever someone had a big enough backyard and a good idea.
    • 2013, Bruno Zuberbuhler, ‎Stephen Tuft, ‎& David Gartry, Corneal Surgery: Essential Techniques, →ISBN, page 135:
      In the USA, access to a wet lab is a prerequisite for training programmes in ophthalmology; in the UK this requirement is less explicit.
    • 2013, Ashutosh Gupta & ‎Thomas A. Henzinger, Computational Methods in Systems Biology, →ISBN:
      In the beginning, the analysis of the sectors was done by looking at the images of the colony at different time points and deciding if the sector-like patterns are similar to the ones in the wet lab.


wet lab (third-person singular simple present wet labs, present participle wet labbing, simple past and past participle wet labbed)

  1. To perform experiments that require a wet lab.

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