elution e·lu·tion (ĭ-lōō'shən)
The chromatographic process of using a solvent to extract an adsorbed substance from a solid adsorbing medium.
The removal of antibody from the antigen to which it is attached.
|elution (ĭ-l'shən) Pronunciation Key
The process of extracting a substance that is adsorbed to another by washing it with a solvent. ◇ The substance used as a solvent in elution is called an eluent. ◇ The solution of the solvent and the substance that was adsorbed to another is called the eluate.