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tr. & intr.v. dep·u·rat·ed, dep·u·rat·ing, dep·u·rates
To cleanse or purify or become cleansed or purified.

[Medieval Latin dēpūrāre, dēpūrāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin pūrus, pure; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.]

dep′u·ra′tion n.
dep′u·ra′tor n.


n. depuración, purificación.
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Adult scallops (shell length, 94 mm) were exposed to low concentrations of the toxic PSP-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamarense for 10 days followed by 8 days of depuration during which clearance rate, excretion rate, and the level of PSP toxins accumulated in the tissues were measured.
Depuration studies (maintenance of fish in clean water after exposure to WwTW effluent) confirmed that the feminization of the reproductive duct was permanent.
Uptake, distribution and depuration of paralytic shellfish toxins from Alexandrium minutum in Australian greenlip abalone, Haliotis laevigata.
The assessment of the infant to exposure to chemicals from human milk requires multiple milk samplings during the breast-feeding period because of the expected decline in the level of persistent chemicals in human milk from maternal depuration.
Molting as a mechanism of depuration of metals in the fiddler crab, Ucapugnax.
Finally, we performed a depuration study to determine the rate of brevetoxin elimination.
have, in depuration studies, shown exceptional persistence in bivalve tissues (Murphree & Tamplin 1995).
Depuration studies found only a partial recovery in reproductive capacity after 5 months.
Oil uptake and depuration in oysters after use of dispersants in shallow water in El Salvador.
Exposure of tissue in the gastrointestinal tract to OCs is the result, therefore, not only of uptake from food but also of depuration from the tissue to the lumen.
Behavior of Escherichia coli and male-specific bacteriophage in environmentally contaminated bivalve molluscs before and after depuration.
Uptake, metabolism and depuration of plybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) by the common carp (Cyprinus carpio), Organohalogen Compounds 58:201-204.