countercurrent


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countercurrent

[′kau̇nt·ər‚kər·ənt]
(science and technology)
A current flowing adjacent to the main current but in the opposite direction.
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side of the Strait and has been named the Olympic Peninsula Countercurrent (Fig.
Countercurrent multiplication system without active transport in inner medulla.
This brief paper addresses the concerns mentioned above by investigating countercurrents to "time-binding" within modern bureaucratic workplaces.
USA) which consists of a countercurrent column to extract the sample and a collection vessel to collect the extracted sample, as shown in Figure 4.
The California Countercurrent and California Undercurrent also have a seasonal maximum in late s--ummer and into the fall and, therefore, dominate the Southern California Bight, with a combined maximum transport in October of 1.
The countercurrent washing method is now common in textile washing process due to its efficient and economical processing techniques.
Yet if one trend was the heightened speed and precision of recording, a countercurrent came from the ineluctable pull of tradition.
It makes the abrasive fall in a thin curtain, crossed by a countercurrent airflow stream, thus separating good shots from dust, chips, contaminants and worn shots.
Complement activation was studied using Countercurrent Immunoelectrophoresis [13] using anti-C3 antiserum (Sigma-Aldrich Ltd, USA).
Countercurrent flow is used by most of the freshwater fishes to increase the uptake of oxygen.
Although punicalagin has not been synthesized yet, the successful preparative separation of punicalagin from crude ethanol extract of pomegranate by high-speed countercurrent chromatography has been described in reported paper, in which 105 mg of punicalagin was separated from about a 350 mg amount of the crude extract with high purity (Lu et al.
About 100 to 200 meters below, a swift countercurrent flows in the opposite direction.