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ultrafiltration Line breaks: ultra|fil¦tra|tion
Pronunciation: /ˌʌltrəfɪlˈtreɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of ultrafiltration in English:


[mass noun]
Filtration using a medium fine enough to retain colloidal particles, viruses, or large molecules.
Example sentences
  • The procedure for the isolation of PHU from freshly collected male urine included filtration, ultrafiltration and reverse-phase chromatography.
  • The procedure for the preparation of CDA-II from male urine includes filtration, ultrafiltration and reverse-phase chromatography.
  • The ultrafiltration molecular weight separation transforms the product into 50 percent protein, allowing smaller molecular weight particles like minerals and lactose to pass through a screen while the protein is retained.

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