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elution

[ ĭ-lōōshən ]
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n.

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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Scientific definitions for elution

elution
[ ĭ-lōōshən ]

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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