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

Other Words from supernatant

supernatant adjective

First Known Use of supernatant

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

Other Words from supernatant

supernatant adjective

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