fractionator

fractionator

[frak-shuh-ney-ter]
noun
1.
Chemistry. an apparatus for fractional distillation. Compare cracker.
2.
any apparatus capable of separating complex liquid substances, as blood, into their component parts.

Origin:
fractionate + -or2

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fractionate (ˈfrækʃəˌneɪt)
 
vb
1.  to separate or cause to separate into constituents or into fractions containing concentrated constituents
2.  (tr) chem to obtain (a constituent of a mixture) by a fractional process
 
fraction'ation
 
n
 
'fractionator
 
n

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