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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

coacervate

play \ˌkō-ə-ˈsər-vət\ adjective

coacervation

play \(ˌ)kō-ˌa-sər-ˈvā-shən\ noun


Origin and Etymology 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

coacervation

\(ˌ)kō-ˌas-ər-ˈvā-shən\play noun



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