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Related to differential centrifugation: density gradient centrifugation
differential centrifugation[‚dif·ə′ren·chəl ‚sen·trə·fə′gā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
The separation of mixtures such as cellular particles in a medium at various centrifugal forces to separate particles of different density, size, and shape from each other.