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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

co•ac•er•vatekoʊˈæs ər vɪt, -ˌveɪt, ˌkoʊ əˈsɜr vɪt; -ˌveɪt, -veɪt(n.; v.)

  1. (n.)a reversible aggregation of liquid particles in an emulsion.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. (v.i.)to make or become a coacervate.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of coacervate:

1620–30; < L coacervātus, ptp. of coacervāre to heap up



  1. coacervation(Noun)

    The separation of a colloidal system into two liquid phases, one of which (the coacervate) is more concentrated in the colloid component

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coacervation(noun)

    a heaping together


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