gas chromatograph


noun Chemistry.

a chromatograph used for the separation of volatile substances.

Origin of gas chromatograph

First recorded in 1950–55

Related forms

gas chromatography, noun
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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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Medicine 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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