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1. The migration of charged colloidal particles or molecules through a stationary medium under the influence of an applied electric field usually provided by immersed electrodes. Also called cataphoresis.
2. A method of separating substances, especially proteins, and analyzing molecular structure based on the rate of movement of each component in a colloidal suspension while under the influence of an electric field.
e·lec′tro·pho·ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
(Chemistry) the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an applied electric field. Also called: cataphoresis
e•lec•tro•pho•re•sis(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.
e•lec`tro•pho•ret′ic (-ˈrɛt ɪk) adj.
The migration of electrically charged particles through a fluid that is under the influence of an electric field. Electrophoresis is used especially to separate colloids for the purpose of studying their components.
The movement of charged particles, colloidal particles or ions through a fluid under the influence of an electric field.
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|Noun||1.||electrophoresis - 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"