Definition of Elutriation

1. n. The process of elutriating; a decanting or racking off by means of water, as finer particles from heavier.



Definition of Elutriation

1. Noun. The process of separating the lighter particles from the heavier ones by means of an upward directed stream of gas or liquid. ¹

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Definition of Elutriation

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Medical Definition of Elutriation

1. Separation of particles on the basis of their differential sedimentation rate. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Elutriation

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1. A Guide to the Scientific Examination of Soils: Comprising Select Methods of by Felix Wahnschaffe (1891)
"This is necessary, because in gaining the product of elutriation at 0.2 ... For elutriation with distilled water it is best to use the apparatus shown in ..."

2. A Treatise on Pharmacy for Students and Pharmacists by Charles Caspari (1906)
"elutriation is a process intended for obtaining certain inorganic substances in a finely pulverulent condition, by diffusing them in water after they have ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Metallurgy: Adapted from the Last German Edition of by Bruno Kerl, William Crookes, Ernst Otto Röhrig (1870)
"The turf is dug in the pit in large masses, and worked into a pulp without elutriation; it is then formed in moulds and dried, first in the air under sheds, ..."

4. Handbook of Pharmacy by Virgil Coblentz (1895)
"elutriation T? tlie process of separating the finer particles of an insoluble ! ... The process of elutriation is employed in separating the impurities from ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Brick, Tiles and Terra-cotta by Charles Thomas Davis (1895)
"A more effective but also more artificial means of improving fire-clays is by elutriation, the separation of heavier and coarser particles of iron ..."

6. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"The result is a product similar to that of ordinary tailing from the amalgamation process. Sizing and elutriation.—Screen sizing is effected by passing a ..."

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