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elutriation

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noun elu·tri·a·tion \ē-ˌlü-trē-ˈā-shən\

Medical Definition of elutriation

  1. 1:  the removal of substances from a mixture by washing and decanting

  2. 2:  the separation of finer lighter particles from coarser heavier particles in a mixture by means of a usually slow upward stream of fluid so that the lighter particles are carried upward


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