elute v : wash out with a solvent, as in chromatography
PronunciationIPN: / 'i lut /
elutus (washed out), 1731.
- Elute, Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 2007.
Elution refers to the emergence of chemicals from the column of a chromatograph. The chemicals then typically flow into a detector of some description. Predicting and controlling the order of elution is a key aspect of column chromatographic methods.