Definition of banding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbandiNG/


1The presence or formation of visible stripes of contrasting color: the yellow and black banding of bees and wasps
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  • I was pleased with the way the monitor reproduced color gradients - without undesired banding at any contrast/brightness settings.
  • Colours were well saturated, and image banding wasn't present.
  • They will wear a black cap with blue banding and a support staff badge.
1.1 Biochemistry The pattern of regions on a chromosome made visible by staining.
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  • None of the other species showed DAPI banding of their chromosomes.
  • The sub-chapter on chromosome banding is much better.
  • These banding patterns are distinct and consistent for each chromosome.
1.2 Biochemistry The separation of molecules into bands of concentration in a gel.
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  • The TD gels containing materials from all lines showed uniformly consistent banding patterns across all lanes.
  • The electrophoretic banding patterns of the different types of antigens showed similarities among all the six strains of Leptospira irrespective of their serogroup.
  • The composition of the structural organization resulting in 67 nm banding is still a source of discussion.
2The marking of individual birds or other animals with bands or rings: banding is a useful tool for the study of migration
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  • Bird ringing or banding has been a long established way of trying to figure out the routes taken by migratory birds on their momentous journeys.
  • Retained offspring could be identified from banding of nestlings or capture of fledged offspring in company with their parents.
  • Such studies, as well as the many studies that require banding of nesting birds, involve capture by mist net.

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Syllabification: band·ing

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