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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.


(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


(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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These assemblies, called "complex coacervates," also enhance the ability of some RNA molecules themselves to act as enzymes -- molecules that drive chemical reactions.
Infiltration of chitin by protein coacervates defines the squid beak mechanical gradient.
When one of the colloids (gum or gelatin) is in excess in the system, the presence of unneutralized charges will reduce the attraction between the two colloids, thereby reducing the yield of coacervates.
Preparation of nanosized coacervates of positive and negative starch derivatives intended for pulmonary delivery of proteins.
Venkataram, "Indomethacin sustained release from alginate-gelatin or pectin-gelatin coacervates," International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol.
Sashie's coacervates are often depicted as orb-shaped amalgams of manmade objects suspended over cityscapes.
F, Minor, M, de Kruif, CG, "Microencapsulation of Oils Using Whey Protein/Gum Arabic Coacervates." J.
The composition is free of anionic water-soluble polymers, random copolymers, block copolymers, coacervates, precipitates and silicone copolymers.
Venkataram, "Indomethacin sustained release from alginate-gelatin or pectin-gelatin coacervates,' International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol.
This kind of breakdown can be seen in its impact on the liquid films containing the peculiar colloids known as "coacervates" studied for the last 150 years by Lillie [174], Oparin and Synge [175], and numerous others, the recounting of which is found in Ling's work as cited.