Clamp

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Clamp may refer to:

Tools and devices[edit]

Biology[edit]

  • Clamp (zoology), an attachment structure found in certain parasitic flatworms
  • Clamp connection, a structure formed by hyphal cells of certain fungi
  • DNA clamp, a ring like structure girdling the DNA takes part in DNA replication and some other phenomena. In bacteria it is made of a dimer of beta-subunits (aka dnaN) of DNA POL III and in eukaryote it is a trimer of PCNA protein.
  • Patch clamp, a technique to hold a very small portion of natural cell membrane or artificial lipid bi-layer to measure variation of electric current (due to ion flow) through the transporter protein molecule(s) present in the tiny patch of membrane.

Electronics, Programming, and medicine[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

  • Clamp, a character in the television show Galactik Football
  • Clamps (Futurama), a member of the Robot Mafia in Futurama

Other uses[edit]

  • Clamp (surname), a surname
  • Clamp (manga artists), stylized as CLAMP, an all-female Japanese manga artist group that formed in the mid-1980s
  • CLAMP (Climate leaf analysis multivariate program) - a method for characterizing past climates