break apart

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
References in periodicals archive ?
The company stated new Abbott Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH Probe test is designed to detect rearrangements of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients for its approved NSCLC therapy, XALKORI (crizotinib).
Our study is helping us to see that the history of the rift is really important for determining the level of volcanic activity when plates break apart.
In this groundbreaking project, they hope to find out how and why quakes occur by directly monitoring them at the focus, or the point deep beneath Earth's surface where rocks first break apart.
The Elders, including one who spent six weeks trapped on an ice floe in 1963, moved the group to a section of old ice which had been floating in the ocean for more than one season and was less likely to break apart.
The new FDA-approved Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH Probe Kit for XALKORI detects a specific rearrangement in the ALK gene using a technique called fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH).
Tests also showed that a vitamin E tablet failed to properly break apart, taking 128 minutes to disintegrate in solution rather than 30 minutes or less as required by the U.
It was only after these stars generated enough ultraviolet radiation to break apart, or ionize, the hydrogen atoms that the light could shine through and illuminate the cosmos.
In many of the later videos, the disruption goes even further, producing counternarratives that break apart any sense of linearity, identity, or identification (i.
I can almost feel my foot break apart,'' West said.
The roots of brush and saplings will break apart the cap even more.
He said ozone's usefulness as a sanitizing agent comes from its unstable molecular structure - the third oxygen atom tends to break apart from the ozone molecule, releasing energy.
Aerodynamic forces began to break apart the meteorite when it reached an altitude of around 14 km.