clathrate definition

  • adjective:
    • Biology Having a latticelike construction or appearance: clathrate foliage.
    • Chemistry Of or associated with addition complexes which particles of one compound are entirely enclosed in the crystal construction of some other.
    • having a lattice-like structure
    • of an inclusion complex for which molecules of just one chemical are enclosed within the crystal structure of some other
    • Shaped like a lattice; cancellate.
    • Having the surface marked with raised lines resembling a lattice, as many shells.
    • designating or concerning a compound for which one component is actually enclosed inside the crystal construction of some other
    • having a latticelike construction pierced with holes or house windows
  • noun:
    • Chemistry A clathrate ingredient, such as urea.
    • a clathrate substance
  • others:
    • In botany and zoology, latticed; split like latticework; specifically, in entomology, clathrose. Additionally clathroid.

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