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supernatant

 [soo″per-na´tant]
the liquid lying above a layer of precipitated insoluble material.

su·per·na·tant flu·id

clear fluid that, after the settling out of an insoluble liquid or solid by the action of normal gravity or of centrifugal force, takes up the upper portion of the contents of a vessel.

supernatant

/su·per·na·tant/ (-na´tant) the liquid lying above a layer of precipitated insoluble material.

supernatant

[-nā′tənt]
Etymology: L, super + natare, to swim
1 adj, situated above or on top of something.
2 n, the clear upper liquid part of a mixture (a liquid and a solid) after it has been centrifuged.

supernatant

Floating on the surface.

supernatant

the clear liquid above a precipitate which has settled out.

supernatant

the liquid lying above a layer of precipitated insoluble material.