|1.||a person, thing, or organization employed to carry goods, passengers, etc|
|2.||a mechanism by which something is carried or moved, such as a device for transmitting rotation from the faceplate of a lathe to the workpiece|
|3.||pathol another name for vector|
|4.||pathol a person or animal that, without having any symptoms of a disease, is capable of transmitting it to others|
|5.||physics Also called: charge carrier an electron, ion, or hole that carries the charge in a conductor or semiconductor|
|6.||short for carrier wave|
|a. the inert solid on which a dyestuff is adsorbed in forming a lake|
|b. a substance, such as kieselguhr or asbestos, used to support a catalyst|
|c. an inactive substance containing a radioisotope used in radioactive tracing|
|d. an inert gas used to transport the sample through a gas-chromatography column|
|e. a catalyst that effects the transfer of an atom or group from one molecule to another|
|8.||See aircraft carrier|
|9.||See also carrier pigeon a breed of domestic fancy pigeon having a large walnut-shaped wattle over the beak; a distinct variety of pigeon from the homing or carrier pigeon|
|10.||a US name for roof rack|
carrier car·ri·er (kār'ē-ər)
A person or an animal that shows no symptoms of a disease but harbors the infectious agent of that disease and is capable of transmitting it to others.
A compound capable of transferring a hydrogen atom from one compound to another.
A quantity of naturally occurring element added to a minute amount of pure isotope, especially a radioactive one, to facilitate the chemical handling of the isotope.
An individual that carries, but does not express, a gene for a particular recessive trait, yet when mated with another carrier, can produce offspring that do.
|carrier (kār'ē-ər) Pronunciation Key