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cat′a·pho·ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
cat′a·pho·ret′i·cal·ly adv.


(Chemistry) another name for electrophoresis
cataphoretic adj
ˌcataphoˈretically adv


(ɪˌlɛk troʊ fəˈri sɪs)

the motion of colloidal particles suspended in a fluid medium that is due to the influence of an electric field on the medium.
[1910–15; probably electro- + (cata) phoresis]
e•lec`tro•pho•ret′ic (-ˈrɛt ɪk) adj.


the introduction of drugs into the body by means of an electric current.
See also: Drugs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cataphoresis - the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode
immunoelectrophoresis - electrophoresis to separate antigens and antibodies
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
carrier electrophoresis, paper electrophoresis - electrophoresis carried out on filter paper
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The mixture was heated at 95[degrees]C for denaturation for 2 min, placed into ice for harsh cold condition, and then underwent cataphoresis for 2.
It has to be noticed that ionization as well as radial cataphoresis and axial segregation violate the applicability of the ideal gas law, limiting the accuracy of the Bartels method.