[im-yuh-noh-i-lek-troh-fuh-ree-sis, ih-myoo-]


a technique for the separation and identification of mixtures of proteins, consisting of electrophoresis followed by immunodiffusion.

Nearby words

  1. immunodeficiency syndrome,
  2. immunodepression,
  3. immunodiagnosis,
  4. immunodiagnostics,
  5. immunodiffusion,
  6. immunoenhancement,
  7. immunoenhancer,
  8. immunofluorescence,
  9. immunofluorescence assay,
  10. immunofluorescent stain

Origin of immunoelectrophoresis

First recorded in 1955–60; immuno- + electrophoresis

Related formsim·mu·no·e·lec·tro·pho·ret·ic [im-yuh-noh-i-lek-troh-fuh-ret-ik, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊ ɪˌlɛk troʊ fəˈrɛt ɪk, ɪˌmyu-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for immunoelectrophoresis



a technique for identifying the antigens in a blood serum, which are separated into fractions by electrophoresis
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Medicine definitions for immunoelectrophoresis


[ĭm′yə-nō-ĭ-lĕk′trə-fə-rēsĭs, ĭ-myōō′-]


The separation and identification of proteins based on differences in their electrophoretic mobility through agar or a similar medium and in their reactivity with antibodies.

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