Coacervation meaning

kōasərvā′shən
The separation of a colloidal system into two liquid phases, one of which (the coacervate) is more concentrated in the colloid component.
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A reversible, emulsoid stage existing between the sol and gel formations, in which the addition of a third substance causes the separation of the sol into two immiscible liquid phases: an essential stage in the formation of proteins, antibodies, etc.
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