Definition of inspissate in English:

inspissate

Line breaks: in|spis|sate
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈspɪseɪt
 
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verb

[with object] (usually as adjective inspissated)
Thicken or congeal: inspissated secretions
More example sentences
  • Secretions become viscous and inspissated (ie, glutinous and thickened by evaporation or absorption), and calcium carbonate precipitates, which results in ductal stone formation.
  • At autopsy, the airways are often devoid of inspissated secretions and contain more neutrophils and eosinophils in the submucosa.
  • In these studies, ‘mucous balls,’ an accumulation of inspissated mucus that adheres to the catheter tip, caused infrequent, but serious, complications.

Origin

early 17th century: from late Latin inspissat- 'made thick', from the verb inspissare (based on Latin spissus 'thick, dense').

Derivatives

inspissation

Pronunciation: /-ˈseɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • Concentrations of streptomycin (before inspissation) in the test medium for the test strain were 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 g/ml, while for H37Rv concentrations were 2, 4, 8, and 16 g/ml.
  • For pyrazinamide, the medium was acidified by adding IN HCl to the medium before inspissation until the pH was 4.850.05.
  • The impermeable, invisible barrier seeps between people, flowing between them so gradually that they do not notice until its inspissation is undeniable and no community is possible between them.

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