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

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Verb

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

Examples of ultracentrifuge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Each sample is run through an ultracentrifuge and then tested for viral RNA using a PCR test. Keith Zubrow, CBS News, "Universities search for a blueprint to continue in-person instruction as COVID-19 pandemic rages," 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of ultracentrifuge

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ultracentrifuge was in 1924

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“Ultracentrifuge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultracentrifuge. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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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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