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
chromatographicplay \krō-ˌma-tə-ˈgra-fik, krə-\ adjective
chromatographicallyplay \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Gas chromatography then separated the chemical mix into its component parts, providing the researchers with an exact readout of the chemicals contributing to the smell of the pages.
The structure of the battery is formed from a sheet of chromatography paper, divided into a grid of creases.
So Jeffrey Walterscheid, then a toxicologist at the institute, used a test known as liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry to pinpoint loperamide as the culprit.
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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
chromatographic\krō-ˌmat-ə-ˈgraf-ik, krə-\play adjective
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