Definition of desiccator in English:


Line breaks: des¦ic|ca¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛsɪkeɪtə


  • A glass container or other apparatus holding a drying agent for removing moisture from specimens and protecting them from water vapour in the air.
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    • The supernatant was discarded and the pellets were dried in a desiccator over silica gel for 24 h and then extracted for the various assays.
    • The resuspended pellets were placed into 35 mm petri-dishes and then sealed in a desiccator over silica-gel at 30°C for 58 days.
    • Prior to radiation treatments, seed moisture was equilibrated to 12.5% in an airtight desiccator with a solution of 60% glycerol for 5 days.

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