chromatography

noun chro·ma·tog·ra·phy \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈtä-grə-fē \
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

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

chromatographic

play \krō-ˌma-tə-ˈgra-fik, krə-\ adjective

chromatographically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of 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 \

medical Definition of chromatography

plural chromatographies
: 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

play \krō-ˌmat-ə-ˈgraf-ik, krə-\ adjective

chromatographically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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