clathrate

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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

(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]
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