chromatography [kroh-muh-tog-ruh-fee] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. the separation of mixtures into their constituents by preferential adsorption by a solid, as a column of silica (column chromatography) or a strip of filter paper (paper chromatography) or by a gel.

Origin of chromatography First recorded in 1725–35; chromato- + -graphy Related formschro·ma·tog·ra·pher, nounchro·mat·o·graph·ic [kruh-mat-uh-graf-ik, kroh-muh-tuh-] /krəˌmæt əˈgræf ɪk, ˌkroʊ mə tə-/, adjectivechro·ma·to·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for chromatography Historical Examples of chromatography

  • Mr Field, in his Chromatography, has rendered a very great service to art.

    Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847


  • British Dictionary definitions for chromatography chromatography noun

    1. the technique of separating and analysing the components of a mixture of liquids or gases by selective adsorption in, for example, a column of powder (column chromatography) or on a strip of paper (paper chromatography)See also gas chromatography

    Derived Formschromatographer, nounchromatographic (ˌkrəʊmətəˈɡræfɪk), adjectivechromatographically, adverb Word Origin and History for chromatography n.

    1731, from chromato-, Latinized comb. form of Greek khroma (genitive khromatos) “color” (see chroma), denoting “color” or “chromatin” + -graphy. Related: Chromatograph.

    chromatography in Medicine chromatography [krō′mə-tŏg′rə-fē] n.

    1. Any of various techniques for the separation of complex mixtures that rely on the differential affinities of substances for a gas or liquid mobile medium and for a stationary adsorbing medium through which they pass, such as paper, gelatin, or magnesia.absorption chromatography

    Related formschro′ma•tog′ra•pher n. chromatography in Science chromatography [krō′mə-tŏg′rə-fē]

    1. A technique used to separate the components of a chemical mixture by moving the mixture along a stationary material, such as gelatin. Different components of the mixture are caught by the material at different rates and form isolated bands that can then be analyzed.

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