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a. a plastic container for magnetic tape, as one inserted into a tape deck
b. (as modifier): a cassette recorder
2. Photog another term for cartridge
3. Films a container for film used to facilitate the loading of a camera or projector, esp when the film is used in the form of a loop
4. Biology the injection of genes from one species into the fertilized egg of another species
A light-tight container designed to hold photographic film or plates.
A small, compact container that holds a magnetic tape and can be readily inserted into a matching tape recorder for recording or playback; the tape passes from one hub within the container to the other hub.
A double-core container designed to hold processed roll microfilm for inserting into a reader, reader-printer, or other retrieval device.
In yeast, any of the sites lying in tandem that contain nucleotide sequences that can be substituted for one another.
cassetteA removable magnetic tape storage module that contains supply and take-up reels in the same housing. Most earlier audio, video and backup tapes were housed in cassettes, although the surviving archival tape technology is a single reel cartridge (see LTO). See single-hub cartridge, VCR, audio cassette and microcassette.
|Supply and Take-up Reels|
|Cassettes always have two reels. Contrast with tape cartridge.|