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coacervate

Class:

noun | adjective | verb

Etymology:

From Latin coacervātus, past participle of coacervāre, to heap together: co-,...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Coacervate

a tiny spherical droplet of assorted organic molecules which is held together by hydrophobic forces from a surrounding liquid. Coacervates were famously proposed by Alexander Oparin as crucial in his early theory of abiogenesis. This theory proposes... (37 of 734 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

coacervate | coacervation [noun, derived]

either of two liquid phases that may separate from a hydrophilic sol, each containing a different concentration of a dispersed solid (21 of 279 words, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

coacervate | coacervated [past tense] | coacervating [present participle] | coacervates [3rd-person singular present] | coacervation [noun, related]

A cluster of droplets separated out of a lyophilic colloid. | Of or relating to a cluster of droplets. | [biology] Growing in clusters. | To cause to ... (25 of 62 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

coacervate

Syllabification: (co·ac·er·vate) | [chemistry] | a colloid-rich viscous liquid phase that may separate from a colloidal solution on addition of a ... (19 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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coacervate [chemistry]

a colloid-rich viscous liquid phase which may separate from a colloidal solution on addition of a third component (18 of 51 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

coacervate | coacervation [noun, related]

an aggregate of colloidal droplets held together by electrostatic attractive forces (11 of 41 words, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

coacervate | coacervated [past tense] | coacervating [present participle]

[physical chemistry] a reversible aggregation of liquid particles in an emulsion. | to make or become a coacervate. (17 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

coacervate | coacervates [plural]

[obsolete] Clumped together, clustered. | [chemistry] The microsphere droplet that result from coacervation (12 of 18 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

coacervate | coacervates [plural]

an aggregate of colloidal droplets bound together by electrostatic forces (10 of 25 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

coacervate | coacervated [past tense] | coacervating [present participle] | coacervates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: From Latin coacervātus, past participle of coacervāre, to heap together: co-, co- + acervāre, to heap (from acervus, a heap).

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Oxford Dictionary:

coacervate

First use: early 20th century

Origin: back-formation from coacervation, based on Latin cum "(together) with" + acervus "heap"

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Merriam-Webster:

coacervate

First use: 1929

Origin: Latin coacervatus, past participle of coacervare to heap up, from co- + acervus heap

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Collins Dictionary:

coacervate

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin coacervāre to heap up, from acervus a heap

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Wiktionary:

coacervate | coacervates [plural]

Origin: Latin coacervātus.

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

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Audio: British English pronunciation of "coacervate"

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the Free Dictionary:

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

coacervate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "coacervate"

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coacervate

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YourDictionary Audio:

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