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blue

1. any of a group of colours, such as that of a clear unclouded sky, that have wavelengths in the range 490--445 nanometres. Blue is the complementary colour of yellow and with red and green forms a set of primary colours
2. 
a. a sportsman who represents or has represented Oxford or Cambridge University and has the right to wear the university colour (dark blue for Oxford, light blue for Cambridge)
b. the honour of so representing one's university
3. Brit an informal name for Tory
4. any of numerous small blue-winged butterflies of the genera Lampides, Polyommatus, etc.: family Lycaenidae
5. Archery a blue ring on a target, between the red and the black, scoring five points
6. a blue ball in snooker, etc

blue

[blü]
(optics)
The hue evoked in an average observer by monochromatic radiation having a wavelength in the approximate range from 455 to 492 nanometers; however, the same sensation can be produced in a variety of other ways.

blue

in American flag, symbolizes justice. [Color Symbolism: Leach, 242; Jobes, 356]
See: Justice

Blue

A language proposed by Softech to meet the DoD Ironman requirements which led to Ada. ["On the BLUE Language Submitted to the DoD", E.W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices 13(10):10-15 (Oct 1978)].
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3 (#) & vit C Sulfa: sulfasalazine; vit C: vitamin C; vit E: vitamin E; DSP: daily sperm production (DSP); AB+: Aniline Blue positive; * Indicate significant difference from the control group; (#) Indicate significant difference from treated with Sulfa alone
19) Aniline blue stains lysine rich nucleoproteins, which is another sign of deterioration of chromatin condensation and was shown to correlate with AO staining.
Evaluation of sperm's chromatin quality with acridine orange test, chromomycin A3 and aniline blue staining in couples with unexplained recurrent abortion.
Within conventional and nontreated GR cultivars, Alexander's stain gave the highest estimate of viability, whereas B & K + aniline blue provided the lowest estimate (Table 2).
Pollen viability was high, with [greater than]95% of grains staining darkly with aniline blue dye.
However, when chromatin integrity was measured by aniline blue divided in two groups according to a threshold of 10%, the fertilization rate was significantly higher for the group with less than 10% chromatin abnormality(85 [+ or -] 22.
dagger]) Solution D was prepared by mixing water with DMSO and then adding aniline blue and aniline free base.
Acetic acid, Acetone, Acid fuschin, Ammonium alum(aluminium ammonium sulphate), Ammonium hydroxide, Ammonia solution, Aniline blue, Basic fuchsin, Bismark brown, Tips for micropipette 100-1000 micro litre, Calcium chloride, Charcoal, Chloroform, Citric acid, Congo red, Copper sulphate, Chloral hydrate, Crystalline phenol, D.