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Meaning of SUPERNATANT

Pronunciation:  `soopur'neytnt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a liquid lying above a sediment (floating on the surface)
  2. [adj]  (chemistry) of a liquid; floating on the surface above a sediment or precipitate; "the supernatant fat was skimmed off"
 

SUPERNATANT is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: supported
 
 See Also: liquid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Su`per*na"tant\, a. [L. supernatanus, p. pr. of
supernatare to swim above; super above + natare to swim.]
Swimming above; floating on the surface; as, oil supernatant
on water.



 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The soluble liquid &action of a sample after centrifugation or precipitation of insoluble solids.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: The soluble liquid &action of a sample after centrifugation or precipitation of insoluble solids.
 

 

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