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Pronunciation: band


  1. Any appliance or part of an apparatus that encircles or binds a part of the body.
  2. Any ribbon-shaped or cordlike anatomic structure that encircles or binds another structure or that connects two or more parts.
  3. A narrow strip containing one or more macromolecules (on occasion, small molecules) detected in electrophoresis or certain types of chromatography.
  4. A narrow range of wavelength in an electromagnetic spectrum.
  5. A zone of macromolecules in experiments involving centrifugation.

See: fascia, line, linea, stria, stripe, tenia

See Also: zone

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