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diasporal (comparative more diasporal, superlative most diasporal)

  1. Pertaining to a diaspora.
    • 1973, Neil J. McEleney, “Orthodoxy in Judaism of the First Christian Century”, in Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman Period, volume 4, number 1, page 19:
      But to speak of a diasporal point of view of particular sects, or of the view of sects concerning the Jews of the Diaspora as a whole, would be misleading as too vague.
    • 1998, Steven Nelson, “What Is Black Art”, in Art Journal, volume 57, number 3:
      However, unlike those earlier works, Powell attempts to show these processes through the cultural forces that have shaped twentieth-century diasporal concerns.
    • 2008, Christopher N. Okonkwo, A Spirit of Dialogue: Incarnations of Ợgbañje, the Born-to-die, in African American Literature:
      They excitedly departed for the motherland only to relive Okonkwo's post-exile epiphany: a noteworthy and implicitly parabolic moment whose resonances of African diasporal experience are unmistakable.
    • 2017 August 2, Henry Jeffrey, “Thinking diaspora”, in Stabroek News[1]:
      The Action Plan promised to: ' [] promote diasporal representation in the National Assembly and explore the reintroduction of diasporal voting at general elections [] '


diasporal (plural diasporals)

  1. (chemistry, medicine) A diluted colloidal solution of some compound.
    • 1923, Year Book of the American Pharmaceutical Association:
      Diasporals is the name given to a series of colloidal solutions of certain elements and compounds in a high state of dispersion. Calomel, iron, sulphur and bismuth are some of the diasporals which are now on the market.
    • 1928, International Surgical Digest, page 33:
      The presence of bismuth diasporal during the irradiation with x-rays of cultures of bacteria ('B. coli and B. prodigiosus) inhibits the growth of the bacteria.
    • 1934, Charles Alexander Waters, The Year Book of Radiology, page 370:
      Nahmmacher and Ernst have used sulphur diasporal during radiotherapy in a number of cases of carcinoma as a preparation for treatment by injection of radioactive bismuth diasporal 360 and have been favorably impressed by the results.
    • 1998 January 1, Ajayi GO, Fadiran EO, “Short time effect of Chemiron (a combination iron preparation), single iron, and different magnesium salts on plasma. Magnesium concentration during early pregnancy in Nigerian women. A preliminary report.”, in Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, volume 25, page 64:
      In this study, we examined the short-term effect of magnesium asphat HCL (614.18 mgMG), magnesium diasporal (magnesium citrate 610 mg + magnesium laevalitat 30 mg = 100 mg magnesium = 8.2 mval), ferrous gluconate (300 mg) plus folic acid and chemiron, a new combination hematinic agent (ferrous fumarate 300 mg, folic acid 5 mg, vitamin B12 10 mg, vitamin C 25 mg, magnesium sulfate 0.3 mg and zinc sulfate 0.3 mg) on plasma magnesium concentration during early pregnancy in Nigerian women.