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Scintilla

A glimmer; a spark; the slightest particle or trace.

"Scintilla of evidence" is a metaphorical expression describing a very insignificant or trifling item of evidence. The common-law rule provides that if there is any evidence at all in a case, even a mere scintilla, that tends to support a material issue, the case cannot be taken from the jury but must be left to its decision.

scintilla

n. Latin for "spark." Scintilla is commonly used in reference to evidence, in the context that there must be a "scintilla of evidence" (at least a faint spark) upon which to base a judgment.

scintilla

noun bit, corpuscle, grain, insignificant amount, iota, minim, modicum, particle, small amount, small quantity, spark, tittle, trace, trifle, whit
Associated concepts: scintilla of evidence
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LS efficiencies were calculated with EFFY [46], and the scintillant was Ultima Gold AB (PerkinElmer, Waltham, Massachusetts; UGAB).
The limited edition collection includes Brilliant Scintillant Sparkling Lipgloss (pounds 16),a lilac-coloured lip gloss containing silver and blue glitter particles for a dazzling glossy finish.
Mine was a Bearded Silver Muskelunge of surpassing beauty and poignancy with mica-chip eyes and a hint of rakish scintillant teeth.
The filter mat was dried on a slide warmer (60 [degrees] C) for 15 min and then saturated with solid scintillant (Perkin Elmer Life Sciences) by heating until the filter mat became transparent.
Filter papers were then removed to 20 ml vials, and 10 ml scintillant was added (multi-purpose pre-mixed liquid scintillation cocktail--Beckman).
25 vol/vol), the powders were placed into tubes containing scintillant liquid.
The Image FlashPlate is a 384 shallow well microplate coated with a scintillant that emits in the desirable red region of the spectrum, which provides superior sensitivity and improved signal-to-noise ratio over traditional HTS methods.
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We provide another example of nest reuse behavior with the first report of a multi-season nest reuse by the Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla).
For the LTAC experiments, 4 mL of HiSafe-3 (Perkin Elmer, Waltham, MA) or PCS (GE Healthcare Biosciences, Piscataway, NJ) scintillant were added to each of two 3 cm diameter, glass pseudo-hemispheres.
0 mL from each of the traps was added to 10 mL of scintillant (Starscint, Packard) and counted in a 2250CA Tri-carb Packard Liquid Scintillation Analyser.
The Image FlashPlate is a 384 shallow well microplate, coated with a scintillant that emits in the red region, thus combining ultra-miniaturization with superior sensitivity.