the migration of charged colloidal particles or of molecules through a fluid or gel subjected to an electric field
Origin of electrophoresisModern Latin from electro- + (cata)phoresis
- The migration of charged colloidal particles or molecules through a stationary medium under the influence of an applied electric field usually provided by immersed electrodes. Also called cataphoresis .
- A method of separating substances, especially proteins, and analyzing molecular structure based on the rate of movement of each component in a colloidal suspension while under the influence of an electric field.
(countable and uncountable, plural electrophoreses)
From electro- + -phoresis.