sonicate

verb son·i·cate \ ˈsä-nə-ˌkāt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sonicate

sonicated; sonicating
transitive verb
: to disrupt (something) by exposure to high-frequency sound waves
  • sonicate bacterial cells

sonication

play \ˌsä-nə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sonicate

sonic + 4-ate


Medical Dictionary

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sonicate

transitive verb son·i·cate \ ˈsän-ə-ˌkāt \

medical Definition of sonicate

sonicated; sonicating
: to disrupt (as bacterial cells) by exposure to high-frequency sound waves

sonication

play \ˌsän-ə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

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sonicate

noun son·i·cate \ -kət \

medical Definition of sonicate

: a product of sonication
  • a bacterial sonicate

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