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clathrate

adjective clath·rate \ˈkla-ˌthrāt\

Definition of CLATHRATE

:  relating to or being a compound formed by the inclusion of molecules of one kind in cavities of the crystal lattice of another
clathrate noun

Origin of CLATHRATE

Latin clathratus, furnished with a lattice, from clathri (plural) lattice, from Greek klēithron bar, from kleiein to close — more at clavicle
First Known Use: 1906

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