sedimentation

[sed-uh-muh n-tey-shuh n]

Origin of sedimentation

First recorded in 1870–75; sediment + -ation
Related formsself-sed·i·men·ta·tion, noun
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sedimentation

noun
  1. the process of formation of sedimentary rocks
  2. the deposition or production of sediment
  3. chem biochem the process by which large molecules or macroscopic particles are concentrated in a centrifugal field in a centrifuge or ultracentrifuge
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Word Origin and History for sedimentation
n.

1845, from sediment + -ation.

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sedimentation in Medicine

sedimentation

[sĕd′ə-mən-tāshən]
n.
  1. The act or process of depositing or forming a sediment.
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