the addition of salt to a mixture to precipitate proteins, soaps, and other simple organic compounds.
Can You Remember Your Favorite Words Of The Day From March?
Even if you’re a habitué of Word of the Day, you haven’t seen our March words in these ways! Challenge yourself to our comprehensive quiz!
Question 1 of 15
What does "habitué" mean?
Origin of salting out
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby salting out
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Medical definitions for salting out
[ sôl′tĭng ]
Precipitation, separation, or coagulation of a protein from its solution by saturation or partial saturation with a neutral salt such as sodium chloride or ammonium sulfate.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.