Skip to Content
Medical Term:

clathrate

Pronunciation: klath'rat

Definition: A type of inclusion compound in which small molecules are trapped in the cagelike lattice of macromolecules.

[L. clathrare, pp. -atus, to furnish with a lattice]

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide