ultracentrifuge

noun
ul·​tra·​cen·​tri·​fuge | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈsen-trə-ˌfyüj How to pronounce ultracentrifuge (audio) \

Definition of ultracentrifuge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a high-speed centrifuge able to separate out colloidal and other small particles and used especially in determining the sizes of such particles or the molecular weights of large molecules

ultracentrifuge

verb
ultracentrifuged; ultracentrifuging; ultracentrifuges

Definition of ultracentrifuge (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to subject to an ultracentrifuge

Other Words from ultracentrifuge

Verb

ultracentrifugation \ ˌəl-​trə-​ˌsen-​trə-​fyu̇-​ˈgā-​shən How to pronounce ultracentrifugation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of ultracentrifuge

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1934, in the meaning defined above

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ultracentrifuge

noun
ul·​tra·​cen·​tri·​fuge | \ -ˈsen-trə-ˌfyüj How to pronounce ultracentrifuge (audio) \

Medical Definition of ultracentrifuge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a high-speed centrifuge able to sediment colloidal and other small particles and used especially in determining sizes of such particles and molecular weights of large molecules

ultracentrifuge

transitive verb
ultracentrifuged; ultracentrifuging

Medical Definition of ultracentrifuge (Entry 2 of 2)

: to subject to centrifugal action in an ultracentrifuge ultracentrifuge blood plasma

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