Strain may refer to:
Strain (biology), variants of plants, viruses or bacteria; or an inbred animal used for experimental purposes
Strain (chemistry), a chemical stress of a molecule
Strain (injury), an injury to a muscle in which the muscle fibers tear as a result of over-stretching
Nevertheless, it is clear that the global energy demand for air-conditioning will grow substantially as nations become more affluent, [ …] . This trend will put additional strain not only on global energy resources but also on the environmental prospects of a warming planet.
Dirk Kuyt sandwiched a goal in between Carroll's double as City endured a night of total misery, with captain Carlos Tevez limping off early on with a hamstring strain that puts a serious question mark over his participation in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley.
We see his shoulders strain as he up-ends the coffin and slides it single-handed from the saw-horses.
A comparison of the mimosoid nodulating strains reveals that UYPR1.413 has the largest genome (10.4 Mbp), with the highest KOG count (1670) and the lowest GC (65.28 %) percentage in this group.
Peter slowly ambulated to the bathroom, favoring his strained knee.
Used in the Beginning of Sentence
Strains within a single pathogroup can originate from different genetical backgrounds [10 –13 ].
Strain PD-1 not only can degrade low-chlorinated products but also can decompose the highly chlorinated congeners, including hexa- and hepta- chlorobiphenyls.
Used in the Ending of Sentence
They say this year's flu virus is a particularly virulent strain.
The pyrG inserted into the gene replacement cassette was amplified from pCDA21 plasmid [40 ] and was used to generate a marker for prototrophy in the mutant strain.
It could be converted into two shunt products (DMAC 5 and aloesaponarin II 6 ) in the actVI-ORF1-deficient mutant strain.
Meaning of strain for the defined word.
Grammatically, this word "strain" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a control verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.