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