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Adjective: clathrate  'klath,reyt
  1. (botany) having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
    - cancellate, cancellated
  2. (chemistry) designating or relating to a compound in which one component is physically enclosed within the crystal structure of another
Noun: clathrate  'klath,reyt
  1. (chemistry) a solid in which one component is enclosed in the structure of the other

Derived forms: clathrates

See also: enclosed, reticular, reticulate

Encyclopedia: Clathrate