clathrate compound

clathrate compound
a type of inclusion complex in which molecules of one type are trapped within cavities of another substance, such as within a crystalline lattice structure or large molecule; called also occlusion c. and clathrate.

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  • clathrate — adjective Etymology: Latin clathratus, furnished with a lattice, from clathri (plural) lattice, from Greek klēithron bar, from kleiein to close more at clavicle Date: 1906 relating to or being a compound formed by the inclusion of molecules of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clathrate — /klath rayt/, adj. 1. Biol. resembling a lattice; divided or marked like latticework. n. 2. Chem. a substance in which a molecule of one compound fills a cavity within the crystal lattice of another compound. Cf. adduct. [1615 25; < L… …   Universalium

  • clathrate — clath•rate [[t]ˈklæθ reɪt[/t]] adj. 1) bio Biol. resembling a lattice; divided or marked like latticework 2) chem. a substance in which a molecule of one compound fills a cavity within the crystal lattice of another compound • Etymology: 1615–25; …   From formal English to slang

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