sonicate

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verb son·i·cate \ˈsä-nə-ˌkāt\

Definition of sonicate

sonicated

;

sonicating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


First Known Use: 1959


Medical Dictionary

1

sonicate

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

Medical Definition of sonicate

sonicated

;

sonicating

  1. :  to disrupt (as bacterial cells) by exposure to high-frequency sound waves

sonication

\ˌsän-ə-ˈkā-shən\play noun

2

sonicate

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noun son·i·cate \-kət\

Medical Definition of sonicate

  1. :  a product of sonication a bacterial sonicate


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