cen·​tri·​fu·​ga·​tion ˌsen-trə-fyü-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce centrifugation (audio)
: the process of centrifuging

Examples of centrifugation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditional ways to separate algae from water such as centrifugation, filtration, and chemical flocculation, can make up as much as half of the total energy use and third of the total costs of producing algae. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Mar. 2023 Feces were examined microscopically for parasites after sugar centrifugation, for Giardia spp. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 8 Oct. 2014 Blood samples need rapid centrifugation and freezing, procedures that are beyond the current capabilities of most average laboratories. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 25 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of centrifugation was in 1903

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“Centrifugation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centrifugation. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


cen·​trif·​u·​ga·​tion ˌsen-trə-fyu̇-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce centrifugation (audio)
: the process of centrifuging
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