Countercurrent

Countercurrent

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  • Countercurrent — Coun ter*cur rent (koun t?r k?r rent), a. Running in an opposite direction. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Countercurrent — Coun ter*cur rent, n. A current running in an opposite direction to the main current. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countercurrent — 1. Flowing in an opposite direction. 2. A current flowing in a direction opposite to another current. * * * coun·ter·cur·rent kau̇nt ər .kər ənt, .kə rənt n a current flowing in a direction opposite that of another current countercurrent .kau̇nt… …   Medical dictionary

  • countercurrent — I. noun Date: 1684 a current flowing in a direction opposite that of another current II. adjective Date: 1799 1. flowing in an opposite direction 2. involving flow of materials in opposite directions < countercurrent dialysis > • countercurrently …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Countercurrent chromatography — (CCC) or partition chromatography is a category of chromatography techniques;[1] laboratory techniques for the separation of mixtures, in this case liquid liquid mixtures. Contents 1 Chromatography 2 Techniques …   Wikipedia

  • Countercurrent (PdL faction, Italy) — Countercurrent (Controcorrente) is a liberal faction within The People of Freedom (PdL), a political party in Italy. The faction was launched in October by some 30 liberals who opposed Giulio Tremonti s policies as economy minister. They included …   Wikipedia

  • countercurrent mechanism — countercurrent multiplication mechanism see under multiplication …   Medical dictionary

  • Countercurrent exchange — Counter heat current exchange: Note the gradually declining differential and that the once hot and cold streams exit at the reversed temperature difference; the hotter entering stream becomes the exiting cooler stream and vice versa.… …   Wikipedia

  • Countercurrent multiplication — A countercurrent multiplier system is a mechanism that expends energy to create a concentration gradient. It is found widely in nature and especially in mamalian organs. For example, it can refer to the process underlying the process of urine… …   Wikipedia

  • countercurrent distribution — ▪ chemistry       in chemistry, a multistage solvent extraction process, one of many separation methods that can be employed in chemical analysis.       Substances are separated by this method on the basis of their different solubilities in two… …   Universalium

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