electrophoresis electrophoresis  /ɪ lɛk troʊ fɔ ˌrɪ sɪs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

Usage(s):

  1. Douglas and Ortho Pharmaceutical is a procedure for separating biological materials through electrophoresis, a process whereby substances move under the influence of electric fields.
  2. His job was to monitor a secret electrophoresis experiment in the gravity-free environment, which would create a mysterious new hormone for a division of Johnson Johnson.

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  • "Electrophoresis is slow. You can't really speed it up," Church said. "But with a digital camera, you can go as fast as electronics can go."
    on Aug 4, 2005 By: George Church Source: The Age

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