chro·​mato·​graph | \ krō-ˈma-tə-ˌgraf How to pronounce chromatograph (audio) , krə- \

Definition of chromatograph

: an instrument for performing chromatographic separations and producing chromatograms

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Other Words from chromatograph

chromatograph verb
chromatographer \ ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈtä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce chromatograph (audio) \ noun

Examples of chromatograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sprouting from the chromatograph’s sides is a rat’s nest of wires, tubes, and knobs all held together by wood clamps. James Nestor, Scientific American, "Life on the Rocks," 12 Feb. 2018 The work requires an instrument called a supercritical fluid chromatograph, or SFC for short. Katherine Ellen Foley, Quartz, "Covid-19 is destabilizing an entire generation of young scientists," 15 June 2020 The patent doesn't go into detail, only describing a multitude of different sensors including a spectrometer, a chromatograph, an optical sensor, and a metal-oxide semiconductor sensor. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, "Ford Patents App to Check Ride-Share Cars for Bad Smells before You Get In," 21 Apr. 2020 The pieces are applied to a liquid chromatograph, which separates them. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "Proteomics: Moving Beyond DNA to Study the Past," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of chromatograph

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromatograph

chromato- + -graph, after chromatogram, chromatography

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The first known use of chromatograph was in 1946

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5 Mar 2021

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“Chromatograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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chro·​mato·​graph | \ krō-ˈmat-ə-ˌgraf, krə- How to pronounce chromatograph (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromatograph

: an instrument for performing chromatographic separations and producing chromatograms

Other Words from chromatograph

chromatograph verb
chromatographer \ ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈtäg-​rə-​fər How to pronounce chromatograph (audio) \ noun

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