thin-layer chromatography

noun

Definition of thin-layer chromatography

: chromatography in which a liquid sample migrates by capillarity through a solid adsorbent medium (such as alumina or silica gel) which is arranged as a thin layer on a rigid support (such as a glass plate)

First Known Use of thin-layer chromatography

1957, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About thin-layer chromatography

Time Traveler for thin-layer chromatography

Time Traveler

The first known use of thin-layer chromatography was in 1957

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near thin-layer chromatography

think up

thin-layer chromatography

thin lead

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for thin-layer chromatography

Cite this Entry

“Thin-layer chromatography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thin-layer%20chromatography. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for thin-layer chromatography

thin-layer chromatography

noun
\ ˈthin-ˌlā-ər- How to pronounce thin-layer chromatography (audio) \

Medical Definition of thin-layer chromatography

: chromatography in which the solution containing the substances to be separated migrates by capillarity through a thin layer of the adsorbent medium (as silica gel, alumina, or cellulose) arranged on a rigid support abbreviation TLC — compare column chromatography, gas chromatography, paper chromatography

Other Words from thin-layer chromatography

thin-layer chromatogram noun
thin-layer chromatographic adjective

More from Merriam-Webster on thin-layer chromatography

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about thin-layer chromatography

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!