filtrable, filterable

Capable of passing a filter; frequently applied to smaller viruses and some bacteria.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • filtrable — [fil′trə bəl] adj. FILTERABLE filtrability n …   English World dictionary

  • filterable virus — also filtrable virus n any of the infectious agents that pass through a filter esp. of diatomite or unglazed porcelain with the filtrate and remain virulent and that include the viruses as presently understood and various other groups (as the… …   Medical dictionary

  • filtrable — var. of FILTERABLE. * * * filtrability, filtrable varr. filterability, filterable a …   Useful english dictionary

  • filterable — /ˈfɪltərəbəl/ (say filtuhruhbuhl) adjective 1. capable of being filtered. 2. Bacteriology capable of passing through bacteria retaining filters: a filterable virus. Also, filtrable /ˈfɪltrəbəl/ (say filtruhbuhl) …   Australian English dictionary

  • filterable virus — noun or filtrable virus : any of the infectious agents that remain virulent after a fluid containing them passes through a filter of diatomite or unglazed porcelain and that include the viruses as presently understood and various other groups (as …   Useful english dictionary

  • filterable — also filtrable adjective Date: 1908 capable of being filtered or of passing through a filter • filterability noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • filtrable — adjective see filterable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • filterable — filterability, filterableness, n. /fil teuhr euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being filtered. 2. Microbiol. capable of passing through bacteria retaining filters. Also, filtrable. [1905 10; FILTER + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • filtrable — filtrability, n. /fil treuh beuhl/, adj. filterable. * * * …   Universalium

  • filtrable — fil·tra·ble (filґtrə bəl) filterable …   Medical dictionary

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