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Engelsk navneord: vector

1. vector (om erkendelse) a variable quantity that can be resolved into components

Mindre specifikke termervariable, variable quantity

Mere specifikke termercross product, radius vector, radius vector, resultant, vector product, vector sum

2. vector (om form) a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

Mindre specifikke termerstraight line

Mere specifikke termerray

3. vector (om ting) any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningMosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever.
Fleas are vectors of the plague.
Aphids are transmitters of plant diseases.
When medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)transmitter

Mindre specifikke termeragent

Mere specifikke termercarrier, gene delivery vector, immune carrier, transducing vector

Overordnet emneområdeanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna, micro-organism, microorganism

4. vector (om dyr) (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell

Mindre specifikke termervirus

Mere specifikke termercosmid

Overordnet emneområdegenetic science, genetics

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