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filterable

[ fil-ter-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈfɪl tər ə bəl /
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adjective
capable of being filtered.
Microbiology. capable of passing through bacteria-retaining filters.
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Origin of filterable

First recorded in 1905–10; filter + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM filterable

fil·ter·a·bil·i·ty, fil·ter·a·ble·ness, nounnon·fil·ter·a·ble, adjectiveun·fil·ter·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for filterable

filterable

filtrable (ˈfɪltrəbəl)

/ (ˈfɪltərəbəl) /

adjective
capable of being filtered
(of most viruses and certain bacteria) capable of passing through the pores of a fine filter

Derived forms of filterable

filterability or filterableness, noun
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Medical definitions for filterable

filterable
[ fĭltər-ə-bəl, fĭltrə- ]

adj.
Relating to smaller viruses and some bacteria capable of passing through a fine-pored filter.
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