coacervate


co·ac·er·vate

noun \kō-ˈa-sər-ˌvāt\

Definition of COACERVATE

:  an aggregate of colloidal droplets held together by electrostatic attractive forces
co·acer·vate \ˌkō-ə-ˈsər-vət\ adjective
co·ac·er·va·tion \(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

co·ac·er·vate

noun \kō-ˈas-ər-ˌvāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COACERVATE

: an aggregate of colloidal droplets held together by electrostatic attractive forces
co·ac·er·va·tion \(ˌ)kō-ˌas-ər-ˈvā-shən\ noun

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