follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

cataphoresis

[kat-uh-fuh-ree-sis] /ˌkæt ə fəˈri sɪs/
noun
1.
Medicine/Medical. the causing of medicinal substances to pass through or into living tissues in the direction of flow of a positive electric current.
2.
Physical Chemistry, electrophoresis.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to cata- cata- + New Greek phórēsis a being borne, equivalent to phorē- (variant stem of phérein to bear1, carry) + -sis -sis
Related forms
cataphoretic
[kat-uh-fuh-ret-ik] /ˌkæt ə fəˈrɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
cataphoretically, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for cataphoresis

cataphoresis

/ˌkætəfəˈriːsɪs/
noun
1.
another name for electrophoresis
Derived Forms
cataphoretic (ˌkætəfəˈrɛtɪk) adjective
cataphoretically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cataphoresis

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cataphoresis

19
0
Scrabble Words With Friends