Definition of fractionate in English:

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fractionate

Pronunciation: /ˈfrakSHəˌnāt/

verb

[with object] chiefly technical
1Divide into fractions or components.
Example sentences
  • Our fractograms show colloid size distributions with major peaks centered at 50 to 60 nm for samples that were size fractionated immediately following the preconcentration step.
  • Sap collection from one same leaf was fractionated into several samples of 15-80 mm volume that were immediately stored at - 80°C for subsequent analyses.
  • Two sets of samples were fractionated on 1.0% agarose gels and transferred to nylon membranes.
1.1Separate (a mixture) by fractional distillation.
Example sentences
  • Cell debris was removed by centrifugation, and the supernatant was fractionated by ammonium sulfate precipitation.
  • In this experiment, mitochondrial proteins were fractionated using a long gel, which allowed the separation of all major mitochondrial proteins.
  • The obtained extracts were fractionated by acetone precipitation.

Derivatives

fractionation

Pronunciation: /ˌfrakSHəˈnāSH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Conservative analysis of our systematic fractionation of yeast cytosolic and nuclear extracts resolved 12 chromatographically separable activities.
  • The fractionation, separation of active components and clarification of their mechanism of action are currently under investigation.
  • This separation creates significant fractionation during the redistribution of the chemical elements between the two liquids.

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Syllabification: frac·tion·ate

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