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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
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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