from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rotating device that is used to investigate gravitropism in plants

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An apparatus consisting of a slowly revolving disk, usually regulated by clockwork, by means of wich the action of external agents, as light and gravity, on growing plants may be regulated or eliminated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus for equalizing or regulating the exposure of growing plants to sunlight, consisting essentially of a revolving disk moved by clockwork.
  • n. See clinograph.


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  • They performed in vitro fertilization (IVF) experiments with mouse sperm and ova, both within the clinostat and at regular gravity (1G), and determine that microgravity had minimal effects on fertilization.


  • The researchers artificially fertilized mouse eggs with sperm that had been stored inside a three-dimensional clinostat, a machine that mimics weightlessness by rotating objects in such a way that the effects of gravity are spread in every direction.



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