Definitions for ultracentrifugeˌʌl trəˈsɛn trəˌfyudʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ul•tra•cen•tri•fugeˌʌl trəˈsɛn trəˌfyudʒ(n.; v.)-fuged, -fug•ing.
(n.)a high-speed centrifuge for subjecting sols or solutions to forces many times that of gravity and producing concentration differences depending on the weight of the micelle or molecule.
Category: Chemistry, Laboratory Biology
(v.t.)to subject to the action of an ultracentrifuge.
Origin of ultracentrifuge:
a high speed centrifuge used to determine the relative molecular masses of large molecules in high polymers and proteins
subject to the action of an ultracentrifuge
A high-speed centrifuge, especially one free from convection that is used to separate colloidal particles.
To submit a material to ultracentrifugation
The ultracentrifuge is a centrifuge optimized for spinning a rotor at very high speeds, capable of generating acceleration as high as 2 000 000 G. There are two kinds of ultracentrifuges, the preparative and the analytical ultracentrifuge. Both classes of instruments find important uses in molecular biology, biochemistry, and polymer science.
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