supernatant

noun su·per·na·tant \ ˌsü-pər-ˈnā-tᵊnt \

Definition of supernatant

: the usually clear liquid overlying material deposited by settling, precipitation, or centrifugation

supernatant

adjective

Origin and Etymology of supernatant

Latin supernatant-, supernatans, present participle of supernatare to float, from super- + natare to swim — more at natant

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supernatant

noun su·per·na·tant \ ˌsü-pər-ˈnāt-ᵊnt \

medical Definition of supernatant

: the usually clear liquid overlying material deposited by settling, precipitation, or centrifugation

supernatant

adjective

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