1. to expose to sound waves; to disrupt bacteria by exposure to high-frequency sound waves.
2. the products of such disruption.
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To expose a suspension of cells or microbes to the disruptive effect of the energy of high frequency sound waves.
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sonicate (sŏn′ĭ-kāt) [L. sonus, sound]
To expose to sound waves.
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