[sed-uh-muh n-tey-shuh n] /ˌsɛd ə mənˈteɪ ʃən/
the deposition or accumulation of sediment.
the process of formation of sedimentary rocks
the deposition or production of sediment
(chem, biochem) the process by which large molecules or macroscopic particles are concentrated in a centrifugal field in a centrifuge or ultracentrifuge
sedimentation sed·i·men·ta·tion (sěd’ə-mən-tā’shən, -měn-)
The act or process of depositing or forming a sediment.
- Sedimentation constant
sedimentation constant n. A unit of time, usually between 1×10-13 and 200×10-13 per second, used in calculating the molecular weight of proteins as a function of their rate of movement during centrifugation.
- Sedimentation rate
sedimentation rate n. The degree of rapidity with which red blood cells sink in a specimen of drawn blood.
- Sedimentation tank
noun 1. a tank into which sewage is passed to allow suspended solid matter to separate out
- Sedimentation test
sedimentation test n. A radiographic procedure for viewing the stomach, in which a mixture of a contrast salt, such as barium or bismuth, and water is used to coat the stomach wall, thus allowing visualization of the shape and movement of the organ as well as lesions on the anterior or posterior wall.