Definition of thin–layer chromatography
: chromatography in which a liquid sample migrates by capillarity through a solid adsorbent medium (as alumina or silica gel) which is arranged as a thin layer on a rigid support (as a glass plate)
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Medical Definition of thin–layer chromatography
: chromatography in which the solution containing the substances to be separated migrates by capillarity through a thin layer of the adsorbent medium (as silica gel, alumina, or cellulose) arranged on a rigid support—abbreviation TLC; compare column chromatography, gas chromatography, paper chromatography
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