ultracentrifuge

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ultracentrifuge

[uhl-truh-sen-truh-fyooj] Physical Chemistry.
noun
1.
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.
verb (used with object), ultracentrifuged, ultracentrifuging.
2.
to subject to the action of an ultracentrifuge.

Origin:
1925–30; ultra- + centrifuge

ultracentrifugal [uhl-truh-sen-trif-yuh-guhl, -uh-guhl] , adjective
ultracentrifugally, adverb
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ultracentrifuge (ˌʌltrəˈsɛntrɪˌfjuːdʒ)
 
n
1.  a high-speed centrifuge used to separate colloidal solutions
 
vb
2.  (tr) to subject to the action of an ultracentrifuge
 
ultracentrifugal
 
adj
 
ultracen'trifugally
 
adv
 
ultracentrifugation
 
n

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ultracentrifuge ul·tra·cen·tri·fuge (ŭl'trə-sěn'trə-fyōōj')
n.
A centrifuge that uses high-velocity rotations to achieve the separation of colloidal or submicroscopic particles.


ul'tra·cen·trif'u·gal (-trĭf'yə-gəl, -trĭf'ə-gəl) adj.
ul'tra·cen'tri·fu·ga'tion (-fyu-gā'shən) n.
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ultracentrifuge   (ŭl'trə-sěn'trə-fyj')  Pronunciation Key 
A high-velocity centrifuge used in the separation of colloidal or submicroscopic particles.
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The ultracentrifuge is used to isolate virus particles eluted from water samples and for concentrating bacterial spores.
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