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clathrate

 [klath´rāt]
1. having the shape or appearance of a lattice.
2. a clathrate compound.

clath·rate

(klath'rāt),
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]

clathrate

/clath·rate/ (klath´rāt)
1. having the shape of a lattice.
2. a clathrate compound, or pertaining or relating to a clathrate compound; see under compound.

clathrate

(klăth′rāt′)
adj.
1. Biology Having a latticelike structure or appearance: clathrate scales.
2. Chemistry Of or relating to inclusion complexes in which molecules of one substance are completely enclosed within the crystal structure of another.
n. Chemistry
A clathrate compound, such as methane hydrate.

clath·rate

(klath'rāt)
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]

clathrate (kla·thrātˑ),

n a lattice at the molecular level. The phenomenon of having the molecules interwoven within the lattice of another component may explain the method of passing on the active aspects of the source material during potentization of a homeopathic remedy.

clathrate

1. having the shape or appearance of a lattice; pertaining to clathrate compounds.
2. clathrate compounds, inclusion complexes in which molecules of one type are trapped within cavities of the crystalline lattice of another substance.