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molecular sieve

noun

Definition of molecular sieve

  1. :  a crystalline substance (as a zeolite) characterized by uniformly sized pores of molecular dimension that can adsorb small molecules and is used especially in separations



1869

First Known Use of molecular sieve

1869


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