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FACS

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Biology. fluorescence-activated cell sorter: a machine that sorts cells according to whether or not they have been tagged with antibodies carrying a fluorescent dye, separating the cells mechanically in a vibrating nozzle, imparting a positive or negative charge to cells that fluoresce, and then passing the cells through an electric field to deflect them into appropriate containers.
Also F.A.C.S. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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  • This is ‘a fac,’ as Artemus Ward would say, and ‘facs’ are stubborn things.

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Medicine definitions for facs

FACS


abbr.

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
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