noun Etymology: Latin coacervatus, past participle of coacervare to heap up, from co- + acervus heap Date: 1929 an aggregate of colloidal droplets held together by electrostatic attractive forces • coacervate adjectivecoacervation noun

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  • Coacervate — Co a*cer vate, a. [L. coacervatus, p. p. of coacervare to heap up; co + acervare. See {Acervate}.] Raised into a pile; collected into a crowd; heaped. [R.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coacervate — Co a*cer vate, v. t. To heap up; to pile. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coacervate — coacervate. См. коацерват. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Coacervate — A coacervate is a tiny spherical droplet of assorted organic molecules (specifically, lipid molecules) which is held together by hydrophobic forces from a surrounding liquid. Coacervates were famously proposed by Alexander Oparin as crucial in… …   Wikipedia

  • coacervate — n. /koh as euhr vit, vayt , koh euh serr vit/; v. /koh as euhr vayt , koh euh serr vayt/, n., v., coacervated, coacervating. n. 1. Physical Chem. a reversible aggregation of liquid particles in an emulsion. v.t., v.i. 2. to make or become a… …   Universalium

  • coacervate — co•ac•er•vate n. [[t]koʊˈæs ər vɪt, ˌveɪt, ˌkoʊ əˈsɜr vɪt[/t]] v. [[t] ˌveɪt, veɪt[/t]] n. v. 1) chem. a reversible aggregation of liquid particles in an emulsion 2) chem. to make or become a coacervate • Etymology: 1620–30; < L coacervātus,… …   From formal English to slang

  • coacervate — adj. [L. coacervare, to heap up] Piled up; collected into a crowd; densely clustered …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coacervate — Colloidal aggregation containing a mixture of organic compounds. One theory of the evolution of life is that the formation of coacervates in the primaeval soup was a step towards the development of cells …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • coacervate — noun /kəʊˈasəveɪt/ The microsphere droplet that result from coacervation …   Wiktionary

  • coacervate — An aggregate of colloidal particles separated out of an emulsion (coacervation) by the addition of some third component (coacervating agent). [L. coacervare, pp. atus, to collect in a mass] * * * co·ac·er·vate kō as ər .vāt n an aggregate of… …   Medical dictionary

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