lab-on-a-chip

Definition / meaning of lab-on-a-chip

An instrument that uses very small amounts of fluid on a microchip to do certain laboratory tests. A lab-on-a-chip may use body fluids or solutions containing cells or cell parts to diagnose diseases. Also called microfluidic device.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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