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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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Gallstones form when the cholesterol coalesces into crystals instead of remaining in solution.
Hecla also concludes that it is possible, but not highly probable, that a network of gold-mineralized veins coalesces to the north or northeast to form a significant ore body.
The new state of matter is reminiscent of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), a type of superfluid in which an ultracold cloud of atoms or molecules coalesces into a single quantum state (SN: 11/22/03, p.