Pronunciation: (i-lek"trō-fu-rē'sis), [key]
1. Also called cataphoresis. Physical Chem.the motion of colloidal particles suspended in a fluid medium, due to the influence of an electric field on the medium.
2. Biol.this technique, applied to sorting proteins according to their responses to an electric field. Cf. gel electrophoresis.
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