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percolation

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noun per·co·la·tion \ˌpər-kə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of percolation

  1. 1:  the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium

  2. 2:  a method of extraction or purification by means of filtration

  3. 3:  the process of extracting the soluble constituents of a powdered drug by passage of a liquid through it


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