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A tissue that has been finely divided and mixed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a suspension of subcellular particles of pulverized animal or plant tissue in a buffer or other solution; the suspension is usually obtained with the aid of a special device called a homogenizer. Differential centrifugation, among other methods, is used to separate such microscopic cell structures as organelles and such molecular structures as proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids from the homogenate. Homogenates are also used to study biochemical reactions outside an organism (in vitro).

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