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[uhl-truh-sen-truh-fyooj]Physical Chemistry
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  1. a high-speed centrifuge for subjecting sols or solutions to forces many times that of gravity and producing concentration differences depending on the weight of the micelle or molecule.
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verb (used with object), ul·tra·cen·tri·fuged, ul·tra·cen·tri·fug·ing.
  1. to subject to the action of an ultracentrifuge.
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Origin of ultracentrifuge

First recorded in 1925–30; ultra- + centrifuge
Related formsul·tra·cen·trif·u·gal [uhl-truh-sen-trif-yuh-guh l, -uh-guh l] /ˌʌl trə sɛnˈtrɪf yə gəl, -ə gəl/, adjectiveul·tra·cen·trif·u·gal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for ultracentrifuge


  1. a high-speed centrifuge used to separate colloidal solutions
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  1. (tr) to subject to the action of an ultracentrifuge
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Derived Formsultracentrifugal (ˌʌltrəsɛnˈtrɪfjʊɡəl, -ˌsɛntrɪˈfjuːɡəl), adjectiveultracentrifugally, adverbultracentrifugation (ˌʌltrəˌsɛntrɪfjʊˈɡeɪʃən), noun
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ultracentrifuge in Medicine


  1. A centrifuge that uses high-velocity rotations to achieve the separation of colloidal or submicroscopic particles.
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Related formsul′tra•cen•trifu•gal (-trĭfyə-gəl, -trĭfə-gəl) adj.ul′tra•cen′tri•fu•gation (-fyu-gāshən) n.
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ultracentrifuge in Science


  1. A high-velocity centrifuge used in the separation of colloidal or submicroscopic particles.
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