salting out

noun Chemistry.

the addition of salt to a mixture to precipitate proteins, soaps, and other simple organic compounds.

Origin of salting out

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for salting out

salting out

[ sôltĭng ]


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.
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