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non-natives can overcome abbreviations in writings from the context of the sentence, but it could be more difficult to understand during a conversation

-strawberry-

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...

-fred_33-

ppt, also powerpoint file smile.gif

-strawberry-

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 wacko.gif )

Bob

-bob1-

Even better than TGIF is POETS DAY: Push Off Early, Tomorrow's Saturday

-swanny-

A silly question: What's PI stands for? (Supervisor starts with a 'S' and has nothing to do with P&I?)

-Ohmyhead-

PI = Principal Investigator

-kr├╝melmonster-

Other example is in vivo or in vitro...
latin... ancient language
Bye. biggrin.gif
M.

-zealotto-

but in vitro and in vivo are not really abbreviations, are they?

-kr├╝melmonster-

No, as far as I know!

-Madrius-

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