salting out

Origin of salting out

First recorded in 1855–60
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salting out in Medicine

salting out

[sôltĭng]
n.
  1. 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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