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clathrate

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adjective clath·rate \ˈkla-ˌthrāt\

Definition of clathrate

  1. :  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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