coacervation

coacervation

[koh-as-er-vey-shuhn]
noun Physical Chemistry.
the process of becoming a coacervate.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English coacervacioun < Latin coacervātiōn- (stem of coacervātiō), equivalent to coacervāt(us) (see coacervate) + -iōn- -ion

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coacervate (kəʊˈæsəvɪt, -ˌveɪt)
 
n
either of two liquid phases that may separate from a hydrophilic sol, each containing a different concentration of a dispersed solid
 
[C17: from Latin coacervāre to heap up, from acervus a heap]
 
coacer'vation
 
n

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