flotation constant

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flo·ta·tion con·stant (Sf),

characteristic sedimentation behavior of a lipoprotein fraction of plasma in a centrifugal field in a medium of appropriate density, achieved by adding a salt or D2O to the plasma.
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flo·ta·tion con·stant

(Sf) (flō-tā'shŭn kon'stănt)
Characteristic sedimentation behavior of a lipoprotein fraction of plasma in a centrifugal field in a medium of appropriate density, achieved by adding a salt or D2O to the plasma.
Synonym(s): Svedberg of flotation.
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