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statistical procedure for accepting or rejecting a batch of merchandise or documents; involves determining the maximum number of defects discovered in a sample before the entire batch is rejected acceptance sampling
evaluate a metal sample assay
number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample blood count
act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample blood count
serologic analysis of a sample of blood blood test
inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people canvass , opinion poll , poll , public opinion poll
sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells cervical smear , Papanicolaou smear , Pap smear
time it takes for a sample of blood to clot; used to diagnose some clotting disorders clotting time
blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test complement fixation test
cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill core
test sample of some substance coupon
population, sample meant to be representative of cross section
sample meant to be representative of a whole population cross section
sample meant to be representative of population cross section
thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope cytologic smear , cytosmear , smear
(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body fixation , fixing
single sample or measurement taken at a specific time or over as short a period as feasible grab sample
(immunology) a technique that uses antibodies linked to a fluorescent dye in order to study antigens in a sample of tissue immunofluorescence
pelvic exam for cancer using a sample of tissue cells and cervical mucus Pap smear
quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data parameter
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