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[L. vector, a carrier]
1. A quantity that is completely specified by magnitude, direction, and sense, which can be represented by a straight line of appropriate length and direction. 2. A carrier, usually an insect or other arthropod, that transmits the causative organisms of disease from infected to noninfected individuals. 3. An agent such as a retrovirus that is used to introduce genetic material into the nucleus of a diseased cell in an attempt to cure a genetic illness or a malignancy.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Vector." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729924/all/biological_vector.
Vector. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729924/all/biological_vector. Accessed September 15, 2019.
Vector. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729924/all/biological_vector
Vector [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 September 15]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729924/all/biological_vector.
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