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Word: putative

Definition: supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child

Sentences Containing 'putative'

5-(2-Aminopropyl)-2,3-dihydrobenzofuran (5-APDB, 3-Desoxy-MDA, EMA-4) is a putative entactogen drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes.
A putative radius of 0.0157 Earth radii is also inferred.
As miR recognition elements are typically found in the 3' UTR of the target gene mRNA, bioinformatics alone can identify putative miR-92 targets using resources such as miRGen database.
David Rizzio was murdered when dining with his putative lover Mary, Queen of Scots in "a cabinet abowte xii footes square, in the same a little low reposinge bedde, and a table".
He ended up endorsing Edwards rather than Duke, who was the putative Republican candidate.
If a protein of known tertiary structure shares at least 30% of its sequence with a potential homolog of undetermined structure, comparative methods that overlay the putative unknown structure with the known can be utilized to predict the likely structure of the unknown.
In one report, miRanda software found 300 different genes that have putative miR-92a binding sites conserved among Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, and Rattus norvegicus at the 3' UTR regions of their transcripts.
Many States however do have definitions for the various categories of unwed fathers with the term "putative father" being defined by statute in 12 States (as of 2010, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming).
More specifically, crystal structure of WIF-1(WD) show a putative binding site for phospholipid; two acyl chains extending deep into the domain, and a head group is exposed to the surface.
One of the most reproduced laboratory finding in patients with fibromyalgia is an elevation in cerebrospinal fluid levels of substance P, a putative nociceptive neurotransmitter.
Robert Bartelt and Allard Cossé (USDA-ARS, Peoria, Illinois) found that male STB emit a putative aggregation pheromone, similar to that found in "Diorhabda carinulata" (Cossé "et al." 2005), that could serve to attract both males and females to certain tamarisk trees.
Screening these compounds led to the examination of putative antagonists which when modified had properties that suggested they might not readily cross the blood–brain barrier based on their size and charge.
SpeF is a putative "cis"-acting element identified in several gram negative alpha proteobacteria.
SpeF is one of five putative regulatory elements identified by a computational screen of "Agrobacterium tumefaciens" and other alpha-proteobacterial genomes for conserved sequence motifs in operon leaders.
The child had been born in present-day Østfold after the death of the putative father.
The putative cell of origin of this tumor is unknown.
There are at least two clefts, one for the active site, binding glucose and MgATP, and the other for a putative allosteric activator that has not yet been identified.
Two studies involving isolated, largely homogenetic communities have contrarily mapped putative gene locations to chromosomes 16q and 20q.
Unless a circumstance-clause is included, the putative cause to which one wishes to draw attention could never be considered sufficient, and hence not comply with the counterfactual analysis.
__NOTOC__ A Putative Father, with some variations in specific language, generally means a man whose legal relationship to a child has not been established but who is alleged to be or claims that he may be the biological father of a child who is born to a woman to whom he is not married at the time of the child's birth.

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