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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A substance used as a solvent in separating materials in elution.

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  • n. In chromatography, a solvent used in order to effect separation by elution.

Etymologies

Latin ēluēns, ēluent-, present participle of ēluere, to wash out; see elute.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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