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precipitation

 [pre-sip″ĭ-ta´shun]
the act or process of precipitating.
precipitation test precipitin test.

pre·cip·i·ta·tion

(prē-sip'i-tā'shŭn),
1. The process of formation of a solid previously held in solution or suspension in a liquid.
2. The phenomenon of clumping of proteins in serum produced by the addition of a specific precipitin.
[see precipitate]

precipitation

[-sip′itā′shən]
Etymology: L, praecipitare, to cast down
a process whereby solid particles are made to settle out of a solution so that they can be separated from other dissolved substances.

precipitation

Chemistry
The formation of a solid when crystals in a solution reach a point of complete saturation.
 
Haematology
Sedimentation, see there.
 
Immunology
Immunoprecipitation, see there.

pre·cip·i·ta·tion

(prĕ-sip'i-tā'shŭn)
1. The process of formation of a solid previously held in solution or suspension in a liquid.
2. The phenomenon of clumping of proteins in serum produced by the addition of a specific precipitin.
See also: precipitate

precipitation

the act or process of precipitating.

precipitation test
see precipitin reaction.
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