Definition of quantitate in English:

quantitate

Line breaks: quan¦ti|tate
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɒntɪteɪt
 
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verb

[with object] Medicine & Biology
Determine the quantity or extent of (something in numerical terms); quantify: damage to the target cells was quantitated by fluorescence microscopy
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  • Plasma PS has been quantitated by immunologic and functional assays.
  • In all specimens, mitotic index was quantitated by counting the number of mitoses per twenty 100X oil immersion fields in areas of highest mitotic activity.
  • Staining was quantitated and correlated with histologic subtype and mitotic index.

Origin

1960s: from quantity + -ate3.

Derivatives

quantitation

Pronunciation: /-ˈtɛɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • Multiple episodes of EBV reactivation led to decreased immunosuppressive therapy and serial quantitations of blood EBV genome copies.
  • The quantitation of the stem cells is problematic.
  • A variety of molecular methods exist for use in detection and quantitation of HPV.

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