Definition of interfacial in English:


Syllabification: in·ter·fa·cial
Pronunciation: /ˌintərˈfāSHəl


  • 1Included between two faces of a crystal or other solid.
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    • The alcohol molecules replace the interfacial water molecules.
    • The study of water crystallization and melting in the Lanreotide acetate samples showed the existence of three different water states: bulk water, interfacial water, and nonfreezing water.
    • The lines represent the free energy of the interfacial water between the faces of adjacent quarterspheres.
  • 2Of, relating to, or forming a common boundary between two portions of matter or space.
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    • Once a nucleus of the new phase exceeds a critical size, movement of constituents across the interfacial boundary commonly increases any one dimension at a constant rate.
    • Of particular interest in these studies has been the ability to map singlet oxygen diffusion across an interfacial boundary into a different phase-separated domain.
    • The present study tests the possibilities that the proteins might promote adsorption either by producing a more fluid bilayer or by creating interfacial boundaries.

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