clathrate

adjective clath·rate \ ˈkla-ˌthrāt \

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

clathrate

noun

Origin and Etymology of 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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clathrate

adjective clath·rate \ ˈklath-ˌrāt \

medical 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

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clathrate

noun

medical Definition of clathrate

: a clathrate compound

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