supernatant

noun
su·​per·​na·​tant | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈnā-tᵊnt How to pronounce supernatant (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supernatant. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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supernatant

noun
su·​per·​na·​tant | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈnāt-ᵊnt How to pronounce supernatant (audio) \

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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