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Svedberg

Pronunciation: /ˈsvɛdbəːɡ/
(also Svedberg unit , abbreviation S)

noun

Biochemistry
A unit of time equal to 10−13 seconds, used in expressing sedimentation coefficients.
Example sentences
  • Throughout the time course the dominant species was PLY monomer with s 20, w = 3.42 Svedbergs.

Origin

1940s: named after Theodor S. Svedberg (1884–1971), Swedish chemist.

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