What "pinch off"means?

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What "pinch off"means?

Postby ArturitoR2D2 » 2017-10-25, 17:32

Hi everybody!

Somebody can explain me what "pinch off" means? I've checked myself, but I saw it in a medical context and none of the possibilities I have found seems to fit. It was about a group of cells growing in a chaotic way; before spreadig they were "pinched off".

If you can give me a translation into Spanish, even better!

Thanks in advance!

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Re: What "pinch off"means?

Postby bmw545 » 2017-11-06, 16:59

I think it means that when a cell grows it gets larger and then divides into two. The new cell breaks off the original cell. Almost like a growth that pulls apart.

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Re: What "pinch off"means?

Postby linguoboy » 2017-11-10, 17:46

ArturitoR2D2 wrote:Somebody can explain me what "pinch off" means? I've checked myself, but I saw it in a medical context and none of the possibilities I have found seems to fit. It was about a group of cells growing in a chaotic way; before spreadig they were "pinched off".

To "pinch off" means to separate by pinching. So for instance gardeners will often "pinch off" buds from a plant in order to encourage it to grow more compactly.

I'm assuming someone went in with a surgical device of some sort which both severed the group of chaotic cells from the rest of the organism and held them so they could be easily removed.

ArturitoR2D2 wrote:If you can give me a translation into Spanish, even better!

Lo siento, no conozco un término equivalente.
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Re: What "pinch off"means?

Postby ArturitoR2D2 » 2017-11-14, 17:30

Ok, I got the idea, very good explanation! I'll find a spacialist who can give me the correct term.
Thanks a lot!

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Re: What "pinch off"means?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-02, 5:02

ArturitoR2D2 wrote:If you can give me a translation into Spanish, even better!

"Quitar con los dedos"?

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Re: What "pinch off"means?

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-02-02, 6:10

vijayjohn wrote:
ArturitoR2D2 wrote:If you can give me a translation into Spanish, even better!

"Quitar con los dedos"?

... o con pincitas. :D
En un contexto médico, también puede ser despegar, cortar (con pinzas o algo semejante), o cerrar con presión (p.ej. aplastar un vaso sanguíneo), según el contexto específico. Si se trata de células, sería con toda probabilidad despegar.

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Re: What "pinch off"means?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-02, 6:15

¡Gracias! :)


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