fractionation

noun
frac·​tion·​a·​tion | \ ˌfrak-shə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce fractionation (audio) \

Medical Definition of fractionation

: the action or process of fractionating fractionation of blood plasma by the precipitation of blood proteins also : the state of being fractionated

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