Medical Definition of Dispersion force

1. Forces of attraction between atoms or nonpolar molecules that result from the formation of induced dipoles. Sometimes referred to as London dispersion forces. Important in the DLVO theory of colloid flocculation and thus in theories of cell adhesion. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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