Trituration means the process of crushing and mixing thoroughly by grinding or rubbing (or, in the case of cell preparations, by sloshing around in a pipette).

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Trit`u*ra"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. trituration, L. trituratio a thrashing of grain.]

The act of triturating, or reducing to a fine or impalpable powder by grinding, rubbing, bruising, etc.

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© Webster 1913.

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