Definition of electrophoresis in English:



Chemistry Physics
  • [mass noun] The movement of charged particles in a fluid or gel under the influence of an electric field.

    • ‘The purity of enzyme preparations was analysed by gel electrophoresis and spectral analysis.’
    • ‘The first was protein analysis using sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.’
    • ‘They separated the DNA out of the blood and analyzed it with conformational gel electrophoresis.’
    • ‘Proteins were separated by sodium dodecyl sulphate/polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis as described previously.’
    • ‘The results of liver tests were normal, as were those of a chemistry panel and hemoglobin electrophoresis.’


Early 20th century: from electro- + Greek phorēsis being carried.