(1) In surgery , a probe is a slender flexible rod with a blunt end used to explore, for example, an opening to see where it goes. (2) In molecular genetics, a probe is a labeled bit of DNA or RNA used to find its complementary sequence or locate a particular clone like homing in on a needle in a haystack.
Meaning of PROBE in English
English dictionary of medicine. Английский словарь медицины. 2012