partition coefficient

noun

Medical Definition of partition coefficient

: the ratio of the amounts of a substance distributed between two immiscible phases (as two liquids or a stationary and a mobile phase in chromatography) at equilibrium

called also distribution coefficient

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“Partition coefficient.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/partition%20coefficient. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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