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ultracentrifuge

[uhl-truh-sen-truh-fyooj] /ˌʌl trəˈsɛn trəˌfyudʒ/
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
1925-1930
1925-30; ultra- + centrifuge
Related forms
ultracentrifugal
[uhl-truh-sen-trif-yuh-guh l, -uh-guh l] /ˌʌl trə sɛnˈtrɪf yə gəl, -ə gəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
ultracentrifugally, adverb
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  • The ultracentrifuge is used to isolate virus particles eluted from water samples and for concentrating bacterial spores.
British Dictionary definitions for ultracentrifuge

ultracentrifuge

/ˌʌltrəˈsɛntrɪˌfjuːdʒ/
noun
1.
a high-speed centrifuge used to separate colloidal solutions
verb
2.
(transitive) to subject to the action of an ultracentrifuge
Derived Forms
ultracentrifugal (ˌʌltrəsɛnˈtrɪfjʊɡəl; -ˌsɛntrɪˈfjuːɡəl) adjective
ultracentrifugally, adverb
ultracentrifugation (ˌʌltrəˌsɛntrɪfjʊˈɡeɪʃən) noun
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ultracentrifuge in Medicine

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 in Science
ultracentrifuge
  (ŭl'trə-sěn'trə-fyj')   
A high-velocity centrifuge used in the separation of colloidal or submicroscopic particles.
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