of or pertaining
to a mixture
in which the molecules of one substance are completely entrapped in the crystal lattice
or cell-like structure of the other
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Word origin of 'clathrate'L clathratus, pp. of clathrare, to furnish with a lattice < L clathri, lattice < Gr (Doric) klaithra, a bar, fence