from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The migration of charged colloidal particles or molecules through a solution under the influence of an applied electric field usually provided by immersed electrodes. Also called cataphoresis.
- n. A method of separating substances, especially proteins, and analyzing molecular structure based on the rate of movement of each component in a colloidal suspension while under the influence of an electric field.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the migration of electrically charged molecules through a medium under the influence of an electric field
- n. a method for the separation and analysis of large molecules (such as proteins) by migrating a colloidal solution of them through a gel; gel electrophoresis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the motion of charged molecules or particles in a liquid medium under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge move toward the cathode and negative to the anode.
- n. the application of the principle of electrophoresis to separate molecules, used as an analytical or preparative technique.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode
From electro- + -phoresis. (Wiktionary)