svedberg

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Etymology[edit]

Named after the Swedish chemist Theodor Svedberg (1884–1971).

Noun[edit]

svedberg (plural svedbergs)

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  1. A non-SI unit of sedimentation rate (symbol S or Sv), the rate at which particles of a given size and shape travel to the bottom of a tube under centrifugal force.