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eluent Line breaks: elu¦ent
Pronunciation: /ˈɛljʊənt/
(also eluant)

Definition of eluent in English:


A fluid used to elute a substance.
Example sentences
  • The eluent was 20 mM sodium acetate / 10 mM citric acid buffer containing 10% methanol.
  • The eluent was 50 mM potassium phosphate buffer, pH 5.5, containing 1% methanol.
  • The initial eluent was 2.5% water in acetonitrile for 4 min, followed by a slightly concave gradient reaching 25% water at 12 min.


1940s: from Latin eluent- 'washing out', from the verb eluere (see elute).

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