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triturate

 [trit´u-rāt]
1. to reduce to powder by rubbing.
2. a substance powdered fine by rubbing.

trit·ur·ate

(trich'yŭr-āt),
1. To accomplish trituration.
2. A triturated substance.

triturate

(trĭch′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. tritu·rated, tritu·rating, tritu·rates
To rub, crush, grind, or pound into fine particles or a powder; pulverize.
n. (-ər-ĭt)
A triturated substance, especially a powdered drug.

trit′u·ra·ble adj.
trit′u·ra′tor n.

trit·ur·ate

(trityūr-āt, -ăt)
1. To accomplish trituration.
2. A triturated substance.

trit·ur·ate

(trityūr-āt, -ăt)
1. To accomplish trituration.
2. A triturated substance.

triturate

1. to reduce to powder by rubbing.
2. a substance powdered fine by rubbing.
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Cells are harvested from the broth overlay by adding fresh HS or HSA broth and triturating to suspend the cells in a final volume of 7.
Perhaps polysaccharide hydrolyzing enzymes play a more crucial role in smaller shellfish that have less robust styles than mature adults, in which the mechanical triturating of food by the grinding action of the style against the gastric shield plays a more important role.
Brash, rash, and violent in his plays on words and triturating arguments, Novarina is relentless as well in his attempts to beat down the doors separating God's infinitude from the finitude of His creatures.
The cuticular intima of the foregut in insects displays teeth, spines, piercing stylets and complex triturating devices which apparently breakdown and filter food material (Snodgrass 1935; Parsons 1972; McGreevy et al.
Parsons (1972) demonstrated the presence of nodes and bifurcating longitudinal ridges in the cibarial food pump of Notonecta (Heteroptera) which act as triturating devices grinding and filtering particulate matter in the food.
marinus stock culture was determined by triturating cells through a 25-gauge needle and 5-mL syringe to break-up clusters prior to performing replicate hemocytometer counts.