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coalesce

[kō′əles′]
Etymology: L, coalescere, to grow together
1 to grow together.
2 to unite.

coalesce

(kō-ăl-ĕs′) [L. coalescere]
To fuse; to run or grow together.
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Properties of coalesced and adjacent uncoalesced surface soils were assessed at selected sites on 15 commercial orchards.
Researchers had previously proposed that Titan coalesced from bits of ice and rock in a cold region, far from Saturn, and migrated toward the planet.
Because the Big Bang forged only hydrogen, helium, and trace amounts of lithium, the first stars coalesced in the absence of heavier atoms.
5 billion years ago, spewing material that coalesced into the moon.
According to Boss, even if a Jovian planet took a few million years to form, as in the core-accretion model, that's still not enough time for Earth-size planets to have coalesced in the inner part of a protoplanetary disk.
Star-forming galaxies were common when the universe was young, but most apparently coalesced into even larger galaxies.
Another possibility is that Phoebe coalesced near its present location from the nebula of dust, gas, and ice that swaddled the young sun.
CLUSTER CONNECTION In addition to studying explosions inside individual galaxies, astronomers are also trying to glimpse dark energy's effects by determining when and how dusters of galaxies coalesced.
While searching for hallmarks of chaos in the rates at which bubbles from a nozzle enter the bottom of a flask of a viscous glycerol solution, Tufaile found that bubbles often bumped into each other and coalesced.
Dubbed the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (UDF), the images feature a panoply of galaxy shapes, from the classic spirals and ellipticals common in the cosmos today to a zoo of misshapen oddballs that may be among the first galaxies to have coalesced.