Definition of elute in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈl(j)uːt/


[with object] Chemistry
Remove (an adsorbed substance) by washing with a solvent, especially in chromatography: these protein bands were eluted and used as immunogen
More example sentences
  • After repeated washing captured proteins were eluted from the resin using 10 mM DTT.
  • Bound material was then eluted with 0.2 M methyl mannoside in the same buffer.
  • After extensive washing of the unbound protein with 40 mM imidazole, the GHS protein was eluted with 250 mM imidazole.



Pronunciation: /ɪˈl(j)uːʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • After separation by TLC and elution from the silica gel, ASG and SG were hydrolysed with 2 N methanolic HCl under reflux for 4 h at 100°C.
  • These include the single cell gel electrophoresis assay, the gel electrophoresis assay, the alkaline elution and unwinding assays and the analysis of DNA adducts.
  • The imidazole concentration at elution was 112 mM.


1920s: from Latin elut- 'washed out', from the verb eluere, suggested by German eluieren.

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