Definition of isopycnic in English:


Line breaks: iso|pyc¦nic
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈpɪknɪk


  • Of or denoting ultracentrifugal separation techniques making use of differences in density between the components of a mixture.
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    • Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA were separated by CsCl-bisbenzimide isopycnic centrifugation, with mtDNA forming a single A + T - rich band.
    • DNA was subsequently purified by isopycnic centrifugation in caesium chloride.
    • To generate a partial mtDNA genomic library, mtDNA was isolated according to Barriga Sosa et al., followed by CsCl isopycnic centrifugation.


late 19th century: from iso- 'equal' + Greek puknos 'dense' + -ic.

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