Definition of electrophoresis in English:



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

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