paper chromatography

noun

Definition of paper chromatography

: chromatography that uses paper strips or sheets as the adsorbent stationary phase through which a solution flows

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1947

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paper chromatography

noun

medical Definition of paper chromatography

: chromatography that uses paper strips or sheets as the adsorbent stationary phase through which a solution flows and is used especially to separate amino acids — compare column chromatography, thin-layer chromatography

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