(1) The removal or separation of one material from another, especially with a solvent.
(2) The process of extracting a substance adsorbed to another by means of a suitable solvent or buffering agent as in column chromatography.
(3) The removal or separation of antibody from the antigen to which it is attached.
Word origin: elute » from Latin ēluere, ēlūt-, to wash out : ē-, ex-, ex- + -luere, to wash.
Related forms: elute (verb).