chromatography

noun
chro·​ma·​tog·​ra·​phy | \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈtä-grə-fē How to pronounce chromatography (audio) \

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

Other Words from chromatography

chromatographic \ krō-​ˌma-​tə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce chromatography (audio) , krə-​ \ adjective
chromatographically \ krō-​ˌma-​tə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce chromatography (audio) , krə-​ \ adverb

Examples of chromatography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kalamazoo was the only site with specialized chromatography equipment that could produce the ingredient, a special fatty compound called ionizable cationic lipid, at large scale. Washington Post, 16 June 2021 Kalamazoo was the only site with specialized chromatography equipment that could produce the ingredient, a special fatty compound called ionizable cationic lipid, at large scale. Christopher Rowland, Anchorage Daily News, 16 June 2021 Waters was a pioneer in liquid chromatography, a technique for separating and isolating the chemical components in a liquid mixture so they can be accurately measured. BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2021 Eiseman says studying consumer habits and working closely with brands year-round informs their work as ersatz therapists, offering a bit of chromatography to cure the world’s pandemic blues. Anne Quito, Quartz, 9 Dec. 2020 In recent years, the emphasis has shifted to alternative methods, such as high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, colorimetry, or spectrophotometry. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 22 Oct. 2020 Parris Goebel’s energetic chromatography is used to great effect, bringing energy to the proceedings from the very first scene. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 1 Oct. 2020 But for the liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry portion of the research, Longin did have to filter the beer. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 24 Aug. 2020 The technology the pilot plant will use to separate and concentrate rare earth elements is called ion exchange and continuous ion chromatography. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, 12 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of chromatography

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromatography

borrowed from German Chromatographie, from chromato- chromato- + -graphie -graphy, after earlier chromatographisch "chromatographic" and Chromatogramm chromatogram

Note: Term introduced by the botanist Mikhail Semyonovich Tsvet in "Adsorptionsanalyse und chromatographische Methode. Anwendung auf die Chemie des Chlorophylls," Berichte der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft, Band 24 (1906), p. 387. See note at chromatogram.

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chromatography

noun
chro·​ma·​tog·​ra·​phy | \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈtäg-rə-fē How to pronounce chromatography (audio) \
plural chromatographies

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

Other Words from chromatography

chromatographic \ krō-​ˌmat-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik, krə-​ How to pronounce chromatography (audio) \ adjective
chromatographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce chromatography (audio) \ adverb

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