To blend diverse elements into a smooth, uniform mixture; as,
It can be dangerous to homogenize one's thinking.
Greek homogenes (of the same kind).
In the context of cell biology: any way to break up cells. Most common methods include blending, pressure or shear rupturing, and sonication (the use of sound to rupture the cells).
A common task prerequisite to many methods for further analysis of a cell culture. For example, centrifugation, in the form of equilibrium density centrifugation or velocity sedimentation centrifugation, to separate various parts of the cells based on their physical properties.

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