from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. That can be filtered or separated by filtering: filterable solutions of granular matter.
- adj. That can pass through a given pore size.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be separated by filtration
- adj. That can pass through a specified filter
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The class of organisms known as the filterable viruses or the ultra-microscopic or the invisible organisms have a special interest in many ways.
It will pass through the Berkfelt filter, which is the most minute filter known to science, and is therefore known as a filterable virus.
Further investigations revealed the fact that blood from affected horses, even when passed through porcelain filters, may transmit the disease, thereby proving that the causative agent belongs to the so-called filterable viruses.
Without antiviral drugs or a real understanding of the infectious agent (scientists argued for years over whether bacillus influenzae was the etiological agent of the 1918 flu pandemic, until a "filterable virus" was eventually determined to be the cause), patients were basically on their own against the disease, and the only useful response was a public health one.
In this single feed, there are links to blog posts more detailed than Bloomberg, opinions from expert traders, the equivalent of streaming news updates, all sortable, filterable, free and in real-time.
These embedded maps are filterable, customizable and can be saved and shared.
Today you have everything from very agnostic corporate web sites which are easily mashable, modifiable, and filterable.
A few days ago, Technorati announced Blog Finder, which is something like a self-managed directory with results filterable by rank, alphabet, or content freshness.
In the 1860s, Pasteur demonstrated the existence of pathogenic organisms—bacteria and “filterable agents” viruses which could cause disease.
Sedimentation tanks and intake filters are adequate pretreatment steps to reduce high solids concentration of readily settleable and filterable matter.