Meaning of electrophoresis

e•lec•tro•pho•re•sis

Pronunciation: (i-lek"trō-fu-rē'sis), [key]
  1. Also calledthe motion of colloidal particles suspended in a fluid medium, due to the influence of an electric field on the medium.
  2. this technique, applied to sorting proteins according to their responses to an electric field. Cf.
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