from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Having a latticelike structure or appearance: clathrate foliage.
- adj. Chemistry Of or relating to inclusion complexes in which molecules of one substance are completely enclosed within the crystal structure of another.
- n. Chemistry A clathrate compound, such as urea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having a lattice-like structure
- adj. of an inclusion complex in which molecules of one compound are enclosed within the crystal structure of another
- n. a clathrate compound
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shaped like a lattice; cancellate.
- adj. Having the surface marked with raised lines resembling a lattice, as many shells.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany and zoology, latticed; divided like latticework; specifically, in entomology, clathrose. Also clathroid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. designating or relating to a compound in which one component is physically enclosed within the crystal structure of another
- adj. having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
Latin clāthrātus, past participle of clāthrāre, to furnish with a lattice, from clāthrī, clātra, lattice, from Greek klēithra, pl. of klēithron, door bar, from kleiein, to close.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)