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coacervate

[ noun koh-as-er-vit, -veyt, koh-uh-sur-vit; verb koh-as-er-veyt, koh-uh-sur-veyt ]
/ noun ko蕣藞忙s 蓹r v瑟t, -藢ve瑟t, 藢ko蕣 蓹藞s蓽r v瑟t; verb ko蕣藞忙s 蓹r藢ve瑟t, 藢ko蕣 蓹藞s蓽r ve瑟t /
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noun
Physical Chemistry. a reversible aggregation of liquid particles in an emulsion.
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to make or become a coacervate.
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Origin of coacervate

1620鈥30; <Latin coacerv膩tus (past participle of coacerv膩re to heap up), equivalent to co-co- + acerv(us) heap, multitude + -膩tus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for coacervate

coacervate
/ (k蓹蕣藞忙s蓹v瑟t, -藢ve瑟t) /

noun
either of two liquid phases that may separate from a hydrophilic sol, each containing a different concentration of a dispersed solid

Derived forms of coacervate

coacervation, noun

Word Origin for coacervate

C17: from Latin coacerv膩re to heap up, from acervus a heap
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Medical definitions for coacervate

coacervate
[ k艒-膬s蓹r-v膩t鈥 ]

n.
A cluster of molecules.
A cluster of droplets separated out of a lyophilic colloid.

Other words from coacervate

co鈥cer鈥ate鈥 v. adj.co鈥c鈥瞖r鈥ation n.
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