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Z Term ~ Definition

Zip Disk ~ Portable storage disk that can hold 100 or 250 MB of information, manufactured by the Iomega corporation. Used in a Zip drive, Zip disks can archive or back up large amounts of data.

Zip Drive ~ An external data storage device that reads Zip disks.

Zip File ~

1 - A file that has been compressed, often with the .ZIP format originated by PKWARE.
2 - A file on a Zip disk, not necessarily compressed.
3 - A compressed file with the .EXE extension that is self-extracting (can be unzipped simply by opening it).

Zoo Blot ~ Northern analysis of mRNA from different organisms.


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