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 (kō-ăs′ər-vāt′, kō′ə-sûr′vĭt)
A cluster of droplets separated out of a lyophilic colloid.
Of or relating to a cluster of droplets.
tr.v. co·ac·er·vated, co·ac·er·vat·ing, co·ac·er·vates
To cause to form a coacervate.

[From Latin coacervātus, past participle of coacervāre, to heap together : co-, co- + acervāre, to heap (from acervus, a heap).]

co·ac′er·va′tion n.
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(kəʊˈæsəvɪt; -ˌveɪt)
(Chemistry) either of two liquid phases that may separate from a hydrophilic sol, each containing a different concentration of a dispersed solid
[C17: from Latin coacervāre to heap up, from acervus a heap]
coˌacerˈvation n
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(n. koʊˈæs ər vɪt, -ˌveɪt, ˌkoʊ əˈsɜr vɪt; v. -ˌveɪt, -veɪt)

n., v. n.
1. a reversible aggregation of liquid particles in an emulsion.
v.t., v.i.
2. to make or become a coacervate.
[1620–30; < Latin coacervātus, past participle of coacervāre to heap up]
co•ac`er•va′tion, n.
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Similar results were obtained with coacervation of chitosan with gumkaraya [48], and it was concluded that this effect may be due to an increase in the number of drug particles, which reduced the amount of coacervated phase within the microspheres and might have interfered with cohesion of coacervate.
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Implants are made from coacervated tricalcium phosphate or demineralized bone.