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salting out

noun, Chemistry.
the addition of salt to a mixture to precipitate proteins, soaps, and other simple organic compounds.
Origin of salting out
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
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salting out in Medicine

salting out salt·ing out (sôl'tĭng)
Precipitation, separation, or coagulation of a protein from its solution by saturation or partial saturation with a neutral salt such as sodium chloride or ammonium sulfate.

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