- Physical Chemistry. a filter for purifying sols, having a membrane with pores sufficiently small to prevent the passage of the suspended particles.
- Mathematics. a filter in a topological space, having the property that no other filter exists in the space having among its subsets all the subsets in the given filter.
- Physical Chemistry. to purify by means of an ultrafilter.
Origin of ultrafilter
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- a filter with small pores used to separate very small particles from a suspension or colloidal solution
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- The filtration of a colloidal substance through a semipermeable medium that allows only small molecules through.
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