affinity chromatography


affinity chromatography

noun

Definition of AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY

:  chromatography in which a macromolecule (as a protein) is isolated and purified by passing it in solution through a column treated with a substance having a ligand for which the macromolecule has an affinity that causes it to be retained on the column

First Known Use of AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY

1970

affinity chromatography

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY

: chromatography in which a macromolecule (as a protein) is isolated and purified by passing it in solution through a column that has been treated with a substance having a ligand for which the macromolecule has an affinity that causes it to be retained on the column

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