Meaning of clathrate

clath•rate

Pronunciation: (klath'rāt), [key]
— adj.
  1. resembling a lattice; divided or marked like latticework.
—n.
  1. a substance in which a molecule of one compound fills a cavity within the crystal lattice of another compound. Cf. adduct.
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