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Spectrum

Definition(s)

1a: A continuum of color formed when a beam of white light is dispersed (as by passage through a prism) so that its component wavelengths are arranged in order; b: any of various continua that resemble a spectrum in consisting of an ordered arrangement by a particular characteristic (as frequency or energy): as (1): electromagnetic spectrum (2): mass spectrum; c: the representation (as a plot) of a spectrum. 2: A continuous sequence or range; specifically: a range of effectiveness against pathogenic organisms (an antibiotic with a broad spectrum).

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

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Published: August 25, 2014