sonicate
transitive verb (-cated; -cating) Etymology: sonic + 4-ate Date: 1959 to disrupt (as bacterial cells) by exposure to high-frequency sound waves • sonication noun

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  • sonicate — [sän′ə kāt΄] vt. sonicated, sonicating 〚 SONIC + ATE1〛 to subject (a cell, virus, etc.) to the energy produced by sound waves sonication n. sonicator n. * * …   Universalium

  • sonicate — [sän′ə kāt΄] vt. sonicated, sonicating [ SONIC + ATE1] to subject (a cell, virus, etc.) to the energy produced by sound waves sonication n. sonicator n …   English World dictionary

  • sonicate — To expose a suspension of cells or microbes to the disruptive effect of the energy of high frequency sound waves. * * * son·i·cate sän ə .kāt vt, cat·ed; cat·ing to disrupt (as bacterial cells) by exposure to high frequency sound waves… …   Medical dictionary

  • sonicate — verb To disrupt with ultrasonic sound waves. See Also: sonication …   Wiktionary

  • sonicate — [ sɒnɪkeɪt] verb Biochemistry subject to fragmentation by ultrasonic vibration. Derivatives sonication noun Origin 1950s: from sonic + ate2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • sonicate — son·i·cate …   English syllables

  • sonicate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • sonication — noun see sonicate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Acoustic targeted drug delivery — (ATDD) is a method that uses ultrasound energy to enhance the transport of molecules into and/or across specific tissues. Generally this class of ultrasound energy falls under the class of therapeutic ultrasound, and ranges in ultrasonic… …   Wikipedia

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