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noun chro·ma·tog·ra·phy \ˌkrō-mə-ˈtäg-rə-fē\
plural chro·ma·tog·ra·phies

Medical Definition of CHROMATOGRAPHY

:  a process in which a chemical mixture carried by a liquid or gas is separated into components as a result of differential distribution of the solutes as they flow around or over a stationary liquid or solid phase—see affinity chromatography, cochromatography, column chromatography, electrochromatography, gas chromatography, gas-liquid chromatography, gel filtration, high-performance liquid chromatography, ion-exchange chromatography, liquid chromatography, paper chromatography, partition chromatography, radiochromatography, thin-layer chromatography
chro·mato·graph·ic \krō-ˌmat-ə-ˈgraf-ik, krə-\ adjective
chro·mato·graph·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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