One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Subject (a biological sample) to ultrasonic vibration so as to fragment the cells, macromolecules, and membranes.‘cells were sonicated in an ice bath’
- ‘Samples were sonicated for 5 sec four times to shear genomic DNA and reduce viscosity.’
- ‘The samples were sonicated for 12 sec and cell number was analyzed using a Coulter counter.’
- ‘The sample was sonicated to clarity in a sonication bath (Ultrawave).’
- ‘After dialysis the residue was sonicated and ready for use.’
- ‘The samples were sonicated for 30 min, followed by centrifugation and overnight incubation at 65°C as described above.’
A biological sample which has been sonicated.
- ‘Reactions were initiated by the addition of crude cell sonicates to prewarmed solutions.’
- ‘Finally, the sonicate in the third cuvette was additionally treated with DNase for another 1 h at 25 deg C, then Cyan 40 was added and the emission spectrum was recorded.’
- ‘The sonicate was cleared by centrifugation at 12,000 g for 30 minutes at 4°C.’
- ‘The sonicate was centrifuged for 10 min at 16,000 RCF and the resulting supernatant collected.’
- ‘The sonicate was cleared by microcentrifugation for 5 min at 4° and mixed with the anti-HA.11 antibody coupled to Sepharose beads (prewashed three times with lysis buffer).’
1950s: from sonic + -ate.
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