noun. the process of extracting one material from another by washing with a solvent to remove adsorbed material from an adsorbent (as in washing of loaded ion-exchange resins to remove captured ions); used to obtain uranium ions.
Example sentences of the word elution
1. Noun, singular or mass
Both use the same principle, that heavier molecules will elute, or flow, more slowly than lighter ones (polarity also plays a role in elution time).