coacervate

noun
co·​ac·​er·​vate | \ kō-ˈa-sər-ˌvāt How to pronounce coacervate (audio) \

Definition of coacervate

: an aggregate of colloidal droplets held together by electrostatic attractive forces

Other Words from coacervate

coacervate \ ˌkō-​ə-​ˈsər-​vət How to pronounce coacervate (audio) \ adjective
coacervation \ (ˌ)kō-​ˌa-​sər-​ˈvā-​shən How to pronounce coacervation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of coacervate

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coacervate

Latin coacervatus, past participle of coacervare to heap up, from co- + acervus heap

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“Coacervate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coacervate. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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coacervate

noun
co·​ac·​er·​vate | \ kō-ˈas-ər-ˌvāt How to pronounce coacervate (audio) \

Medical Definition of coacervate

: an aggregate of colloidal droplets held together by electrostatic attractive forces

Other Words from coacervate

coacervation \ (ˌ)kō-​ˌas-​ər-​ˈvā-​shən How to pronounce coacervation (audio) \ noun

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