filterable

[fil-ter-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being filtered.
2.
Microbiology. capable of passing through bacteria-retaining filters.
Also, filtrable.


Origin:
1905–10; filter + -able

filterability, filterableness, noun
nonfilterable, adjective
unfilterable, adjective
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filterable or filtrable (ˈfɪltərəbəl, ˈfɪltrəbəl)
 
adj
1.  capable of being filtered
2.  (of most viruses and certain bacteria) capable of passing through the pores of a fine filter
 
filtrable or filtrable
 
adj
 
filtera'bility or filtrable
 
n
 
'filterableness or filtrable
 
n

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filterable fil·ter·a·ble (fĭl'tər-ə-bəl, fĭl'trə-) or fil·tra·ble (-trə-bəl)
adj.
Relating to smaller viruses and some bacteria capable of passing through a fine-pored filter.

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Example sentences
Particulate matter of all sizes is regulated as total filterable particulate
  matter.
Particulate emissions may be categorized as either filterable or condensable.
Both methods include the same requirements and allowances for measuring
  filterable and condensable particulate.
The filterable particulate is that material collected on or before the sample
  filter.
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