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Definition of mother liquor in English:
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
The liquid remaining after a substance has crystallized out.
- The use of paraffin oil to prevent dehydration of the crystal for the experiments presented in Figs. 4 and 5 and the presence of the crystallization mother liquor will also slightly affect the photocycle kinetics.
- The triclinic lysozyme crystals were placed in a small cup with only a few drops of mother liquor, after which they were equilibrated for 3 weeks in a confined atmosphere with a large excess of deuterated mother liquor.
- The result is the formation of dendritic crystals and crystals containing considerable quantities of occlusions of mother liquor.
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