affinity chromatography

noun

Definition of affinity chromatography

: chromatography in which a macromolecule (such 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

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of affinity chromatography was in 1968

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“Affinity chromatography.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affinity%20chromatography. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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affinity chromatography

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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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