clathrate

adjective
clath·​rate | \ ˈkla-ˌthrāt How to pronounce clathrate (audio) \

Definition of clathrate

: relating to or being a compound formed by the inclusion of molecules of one kind in cavities of the crystal lattice of another

Other Words from clathrate

clathrate noun

First Known Use of clathrate

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clathrate

Latin clathratus, furnished with a lattice, from clathri (plural) lattice, from Greek klēithron bar, from kleiein to close — more at clavicle

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The first known use of clathrate was in 1906

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“Clathrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clathrate. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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clathrate

adjective
clath·​rate | \ ˈklath-ˌrāt How to pronounce clathrate (audio) \

Medical Definition of clathrate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to or being a compound formed by the inclusion of molecules of one kind in cavities of the crystal lattice of another

clathrate

noun

Medical Definition of clathrate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a clathrate compound

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