(redirected from isolatable)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.


 (ī′sə-lə-bəl) also i·so·lat·a·ble (-lā′tə-bəl)
Possible to isolate: isolable viruses.


(ˈaɪ sə lə bəl; sometimes ˈɪs ə-)

also i•so•lat•a•ble

(-ˌleɪ tə bəl)

capable of being isolated.
i`so•la•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.isolable - capable of being isolated or disjoined
separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
References in periodicals archive ?
The headers enter the mechanical room of the building where they connect to a manifold and are individually isolatable.
Finally, the author's insistence that the image of God refers to human beings in their entirety (and not just to certain isolatable attributes) is important and can provide balance to lop-sided approaches to defining the image.
As a matter of framing, in the same way that the environment was not a far-off and isolatable location, neither were the struggles for greater health, environmental integrity, and economic prosperity severable.
Combined, they produce a framework of isolatable and defendable enclaves adaptable to address potential cyber=threats.
7) The point here is that no cultural identity was isolatable from the empire's institutional context and from its constitutive effects.
They can certainly give the impression of doing so, because they are painstakingly accurate descriptions of a hierarchy of interrelated phenomena isolatable and characterized by highly regular behavior that can be generalized in law like terms.
Wilson, Genes and the Agents of Life: The Individual in the Fragile Sciences 218-19 (2005) ("[V]arious levels of selection are often entwined or fused, not just in the sense that they co-occur, or operate in the same direction, but in that they are reliably coinstantiated and do not make isolatable, distinct contributions to the ultimate evolutionary currency, fitness.
5] 50% tissue culture infectious doses/mL) and longest-lasting isolatable virus (7 days posteuthanasia) (Figure 2, panel A).
A recurring motif in McLuhan's work is the resonant interval--a notion he got from Werner Heisenberg, which seems to encapsulate the gist of the electric age an age of fields, vibes, and acoustic resonances, as opposed to the mechanical age--an age of visually isolatable entities and objects.
If climate change and other similar issues, such as reductions in evolved biodiversity or perturbations in the nitrogen, hydrologic, and phosphorous cycles, are isolatable problems that can be addressed by the familiar methods of reductionism and environmental regulation, we are psychologically and institutionally prepared to respond appropriately.
The isolatable sounds of craftsmen were being replaced by
Reading McCroskey, Valencic, and Richmond's (2004) article, "Toward a General Model of Instructional Communication," leaves one with the impression that essentially all classroom occurrences (and phenomena/ properties therein) can be predictably ordered around predefined, isolatable categories, and that much of what takes place in a generic learning situation can be explained by causal-enabling sequences and conditions.