abbreviations i can't understand - in this forum (Apr/12/2007 )
non-natives can overcome abbreviations in writings from the context of the sentence, but it could be more difficult to understand during a conversation
btw by the way, PS penicilin streptomycin in a cell culture context... bet Ethidium bromide is the writer is french-speaker...
ppt : precipitation precipitate.... and so on...
ppt, also powerpoint file
MeOH = methanol, EtOH = ethanol, EtBr= ethidium bromide, IPA = isopropyl alcohol (propan-2-ol, isopropanol etc.). There are many more non-scientific abbreviations that are commonly in use, not frequently on this forum though (Thank FSM (incidentally: Flying Spaghetti Monster)), most of which are pretty inane (e.g. TTFN- ta ta for now, TGIF- "thank god it's friday" to which the reply should be SHIT- sorry honey it's thursday).
I see I use a lot of brackets in my posts (note to self, stop using brackets )
Even better than TGIF is POETS DAY: Push Off Early, Tomorrow's Saturday
A silly question: What's PI stands for? (Supervisor starts with a 'S' and has nothing to do with P&I?)
PI = Principal Investigator
Other example is in vivo or in vitro...
latin... ancient language
but in vitro and in vivo are not really abbreviations, are they?
No, as far as I know!