surface catalysis

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sur·face ca·tal·y·sis

catalysis at the surface of a solid particle or interface, or of a macromolecule.


the outer part or external aspect of a body.

surface-active agent
any substance capable of altering the physicochemical nature of surfaces and interfaces; an example is a detergent. Called also surfactant.
surface area conversion chart
see Table 21.
surface body weight
see body surface area.
surface catalysis
in the intrinsic coagulation pathway, conversion of factor XII into its active state, factor XIIa, is catalyzed by contact with glass or a similar surface.
surface contact plates
a bacteriological preparation in which the agar surface is slightly higher than the rim of the plate and inoculation is by inversion and direct contact with the surface being sampled.
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