Common abbreviations

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This page explains common biology abbreviations used on OpenWetWare. Expand this list if you come across a missing abbreviation.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A

B

C

D

E

  • EtOH - ethanol

F

G

  • GA - glutaraldehyde

H

I

J

K

L

M

  • MeO - methanal (formaldehyde)
  • MeOH - methanol

N

  • NaDC - sodium deoxycholate
  • NP40 - nonindent P50

O

P

  • PFA - polyformaldehyde / paraformaldehyde / paraformamide = polymethanal

Q

R

  • RT - room temperature, reverse transcription/transcriptase

S

T

U

V

W

X

  • X-gal - 5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indoxy-β-D-galactopyranoside, CAS 7240-90-6

Y

Z