- to remove by dissolving, as absorbed material from an adsorbent.
Origin of elute
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- (tr) to wash out (a substance) by the action of a solvent, as in chromatography
C18: from Latin ēlūtus rinsed out, from ēluere to wash clean, from luere to wash, lave
Word Origin and History for elution
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The chromatographic process of using a solvent to extract an adsorbed substance from a solid adsorbing medium.
- The removal of antibody from the antigen to which it is attached.
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- The process of extracting a substance that is adsorbed to another by washing it with a solvent.♦ The substance used as a solvent in elution is called an eluent. ♦ The solution of the solvent and the substance that was adsorbed to another is called the eluate.
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