svedberg

noun
sved·​berg | \ ˈsved-ˌbərg How to pronounce svedberg (audio) , ˈsfed-, -ˌber-ē \

Definition of svedberg

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a unit of time amounting to 1013 second that is used to measure the sedimentation velocity of a colloidal solution (as of a protein) in an ultracentrifuge and to determine molecular weight by substitution in an equation

called also svedberg unit

Svedberg

biographical name
Sved·​berg | \ ˈsved-ˌbərg How to pronounce Svedberg (audio) , Swedish -ˌber-ē \

Definition of Svedberg (Entry 2 of 2)

The or Theodor 1884–1971 Swedish chemist

First Known Use of svedberg

Noun

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for svedberg

Noun

The Svedberg

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“Svedberg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/svedberg. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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svedberg

noun
sved·​berg | \ ˈsfed-ˌbərg How to pronounce svedberg (audio) , -ˌber-ē How to pronounce svedberg (audio) \

Medical Definition of svedberg

: a unit of time amounting to 10−13 second that is used to measure the sedimentation velocity of a colloidal solution (as of a protein) in an ultracentrifuge and to determine molecular weight by substitution in an equation

called also svedberg unit

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