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tr.v. e·lu·tri·at·ed, e·lu·tri·at·ing, e·lu·tri·ates
1. To purify, separate, or remove (ore, for example) by washing, decanting, and settling.
2. To wash away the lighter or finer particles of (soil, for example).

[Latin elutriāre, elutriāt- (from *elutrium, vat, bath, from Greek *elutrion, diminutive of elutron, cover, sheath, tank; see elytron) or ēlūtriāre (from *ēlūtor, one who washes, from ēluere, to wash out; see elute).]

e·lu′tri·a′tion n.
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the process of elutriating, or purification by washing and straining.
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However, marshallite can easily be processed by elutriation, air elutriation, and chemical processing with extraction of monomineralic fractions and a simultaneous decrease in [Fe.sub.2][O.sub.3] to a tenth of a percent.
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This microarray describes the expression level of 5521 genes in samples from yeast cultures, which were synchronized by three independent methods: a factor arrest, elutriation, and arrest of a cdc15 temperature-sensitive mutant.
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Modifications of the elutriation method for extracting nematodes from soil.
Copper transport by lobster hepatopancreatic epithelial cells separated by centrifugal elutriation: measurements with the fluorescent dye Phen Green.
Lymphocytes were purified further from MN cells by centrifugal elutriation so that the final sample contained > 97% lymphocytes.
Smucker AJM, McBumcy SL, Srivastava AK (1982) Quantitative separation of roots from compacted soil profiles by the hydropneumatic elutriation system.
Cysts were extracted by elutriation, placed in a grid dish, and counted with the aid of a stereoscopic microscope.
So far, the only method that can extract nonactivated monocytes is elutriation [66, 67].
The -5 [micro]m fractions of magnesite, dolomite, and serpentine were obtained by the elutriation method and used for artificial mineral flotation tests and zeta-potential measurements.