fractionation frac·tion·a·tion (frāk'shə-nā'shən)
The process of dividing or separating into parts; breaking up.
The division of a total therapeutic dose of radiation into small doses to be administered over a period of days or weeks.
The separation of a chemical compound into components, as by distillation.
|fractionation (frāk'shə-nā'shən) Pronunciation Key
The separation of a chemical compound into components by fractional crystallization or fractional distillation.