Definition of supernatant in English:

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supernatant

Pronunciation: /ˌso͞opərˈnātnt/
technical

adjective

Denoting the liquid lying above a solid residue after crystallization, precipitation, centrifugation, or other process.
Example sentences
  • Samples were then centrifuged (17,000 × g for 10 min), and supernatant fluid was stored at - 20°C for VFA analysis.
  • Ammonia N was determined on the supernatant fluid using the phenol-hypochlorite procedure.
  • The supernatant fluid was filtered and centrifuged.

noun

A volume of supernatant liquid.
Example sentences
  • The suspensions were spun at 1000 g for 30 minutes and the supernatants were filtered and lyophilized.
  • All extracts were centrifuged at 10000 rpm for 5 min, and the supernatants were then evaporated under vacuum to dryness and resuspended in appropriate solvents to a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.
  • After various time intervals the supernatants were removed, cell samples were fixed with paraformaldehyde solution for 30 minutes at room temperature.

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Syllabification: su·per·na·tant

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