[ kat-uh-fuh-ree-sis ]
/ ˌkæt ə fəˈri sɪs /


Medicine/Medical. the causing of medicinal substances to pass through or into living tissues in the direction of flow of a positive electric current.
Physical Chemistry. electrophoresis.

Origin of cataphoresis

1885–90; < New Latin, equivalent to cata- cata- + New Greek phórēsis a being borne, equivalent to phorē- (variant stem of phérein to bear1, carry) + -sis -sis

Related forms

cat·a·pho·ret·ic [kat-uh-fuh-ret-ik] /ˌkæt ə fəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjectivecat·a·pho·ret·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cataphoresis


/ (ˌkætəfəˈriːsɪs) /


another name for electrophoresis

Derived Forms

cataphoretic (ˌkætəfəˈrɛtɪk), adjectivecataphoretically, adverb
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