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coacervate

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noun co·ac·er·vate \kō-ˈa-sər-ˌvāt\

Definition of coacervate

  1. :  an aggregate of colloidal droplets held together by electrostatic attractive forces

co·acer·vate play \ˌkō-ə-ˈsər-vət\ adjective
co·ac·er·va·tion play \(ˌ)kō-ˌa-sər-ˈvā-shən\ noun


Origin of coacervate

Latin coacervatus, past participle of coacervare to heap up, from co- + acervus heap


First Known Use: 1929


Medical Dictionary

coacervate

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noun co·ac·er·vate \kō-ˈas-ər-ˌvāt\

Medical Definition of coacervate

  1. :  an aggregate of colloidal droplets held together by electrostatic attractive forces

  2. co·ac·er·va·tion \(ˌ)kō-ˌas-ər-ˈvā-shən\play noun




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