Clathrate Definition

klăthrāt
clathrates
adjective
Having a latticelike structure or appearance.
Clathrate scales.
American Heritage Medicine
Resembling latticework; reticulated.
Webster's New World
Of or pertaining to a mixture in which the molecules of one substance are completely entrapped in the crystal lattice or cell-like structure of the other.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
noun
clathrates
A clathrate compound, such as methane hydrate.
American Heritage Medicine

Other Word Forms of Clathrate

Noun

Singular:
clathrate
Plural:
clathrates

Origin of Clathrate

  • Latin clāthrātus past participle of clāthrāre to furnish with a lattice from clāthrī, clātra lattice from Greek klēithra pl. of klēithron door bar from kleiein to close

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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