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filterable

 [fil´ter-ah-b'l, fil´trah-b'l]
capable of passing through the pores of a filter; usually referring to living infectious agents such as viruses that can pass through a filter that retains the usual pathogenic bacteria. This attribute was key in the initial discovery of viruses.

fil·tra·ble

, filterable (fil'tră-bĕl, fil'ter-ă-bl),
Capable of passing a filter; frequently applied to smaller viruses and some bacteria.

filterable

/fil·ter·a·ble/ (-ah-b'l) capable of passing through the pores of a filter.

filterable

(fĭl′tər-ə-bəl, fĭl′trə-) also

filtrable

(-trə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being filtered or separated by filtering: filterable solutions of granular matter.
2. Capable of being passed through a given pore size.

fil′ter·a·bil′i·ty n.

filterable

Biology
adjective Referring to particles (e.g., viruses) small enough to pass the filter of a particular pore diameter.

Chemistry 
adjective Referring to a material (e.g., particulate air pollution) that can be separated by filtration.

fil·tra·ble

, filterable (fil'tră-bĕl, fil'tĕr-ă-bĕl)
Capable of passing through a filter; frequently applied to smaller viruses and some bacteria.

filterable, filtrable

capable of passing through the pores of a filter.
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