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anneal

[ə′nēl]
(engineering)
To treat a metal, alloy, or glass with heat and then cool to remove internal stresses and to make the material less brittle. Also known as temper.
(genetics)
To recombine strands of complementary deoxyribonucleic acid that were separated by heating or other means of denaturation.

anneal

To take the brittleness out of metal, plastic or certain carbon composites. Performed in the preparation of new products or in their restoration, annealing is accomplished via a heat treating process.
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Contemporary nucleic acid hybridization or DNA probe tests are commonly used in medicine to detect a variety of pathogens.
Immunoassays [6], nucleic acid hybridization [7], nucleic acid amplification [5, 8-10], lux phage assay [11, 12] and combined cultural-molecular methods [13] are the examples.
Detection of human papillomavirus infection by nucleic acid hybridization. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 1987; 14:451-69.
With these studies of nucleic acid hybridization or DNA hybridization, it becomes possible to compare the total DNA and measure the number of DNA sequences that are held in common between any two organisms.
The flow cell is aligned to adhere to the glass slide to form a nucleic acid hybridization unit.
Nucleic acid hybridization with a probe specific for 3-aminoglycoside acetyltransferase type IV: a survey of resistance to apramycin and gentamicin in animal strains of Escherichia coli.
Nucleic acid-based tests used in diagnosing infectious diseases use standard methods for isolating nucleic acids from organisms and clinical material and restriction endonuclease enzymes, gel electrophoresis, and nucleic acid hybridization techniques to analyze DNA or RNA (6).