gas chromatography

[ gas-kroh-muh-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˈgæs ˌkroʊ məˈtɒg rə fi /

noun Chemistry.

chromatography in which a substance is converted into vapor and mixed with a gaseous element, as nitrogen, then separated and quantified by preferential adsorption by a solid or liquid element.

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Origin of gas chromatography

First recorded in 1950–55

Words nearby gas chromatography

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British Dictionary definitions for gas chromatography

gas chromatography

noun

a technique for analysing a mixture of volatile substances in which the mixture is carried by an inert gas through a column packed with a selective adsorbent and a detector records on a moving strip the conductivity of the gas leaving the tube. Peaks on the resulting graph indicate the presence of a particular componentAlso called: gas-liquid chromatography
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Medical definitions for gas chromatography

gas chromatography

n.

Chromatographic process in which a mixture of gases or vapors are separated by their differential adsorption by a stationary phase.
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