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ultracentrifuge

Pronunciation: ul'tra-sen'tri-fyuj

Definition: A high-speed centrifuge (up to 100,000 rpm) by means of which large molecules, of protein or nucleic acids, are caused to sediment at practicable rates; used for determinations of molecular weights, separation of large molecules, criteria of homogeneity of large molecules, conformational studies, etc.

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