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electrophoresis

Pronunciation: e-lek'tro-for'e-sis

Definition: The movement of particles in an electric field toward an electric pole (anode or cathode); used to separate and purify biomolecules.

Synonym(s): dielectrolysis, ionophoresis, phoresis1

[electro- + G. phoresis, a carrying]

See Also: electropherogram

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