Definition of Svedberg in English:

Svedberg

(also Svedberg unit, S)

noun

Biochemistry
  • A unit of time equal to 10−13 seconds, used in expressing sedimentation coefficients.

    • ‘Throughout the time course the dominant species was PLY monomer with s 20, w = 3.42 Svedbergs.’

Origin

1940s: named after Theodor S. Svedberg (1884–1971), Swedish chemist.

Pronunciation:

Svedberg

/ˈsvɛdbəːɡ/