Definition of electrotransfer in English:

electrotransfer

noun

  • 1Chiefly Chemistry. The transfer of electrons.

  • 2Chemistry and Biology. The electrophoretic transfer of analysed substances between media in the process of their identification.

  • 3Biology. The use of electrical pulses to enhance the penetration of genes delivered in vivo by plasmid vectors.

verb

Chemistry Biology
  • with object To transfer (a substance, especially a protein) by electrophoresis between two different media for analytical purposes.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Science. From electro- + transfer<br>1980s. From electro- + transfer, after electrotransfer.

Pronunciation

electrotransfer

/ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈtransfəː//ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈtrɑːnsfəː//ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈtranzfəː/