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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.
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fil·tra·ble

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

(fĭl′trə-bəl)
adj.
Variant of filterable.
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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.
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Connor, "A Filtrable Virus as the Cause of the Early Stage of the Present Epidemic of Influenza," British Medical Journal (14 December 1918): 645.
Fue descrita inicialmente en Japon por Yuasa [37] durante una investigacion de campo, donde reporto el aislamiento de un agente filtrable y transmisible, que en aves libres de patogenos especificos de un dia de edad, produjo cuadros anemicos severos, asociados con valores de hematocritos por debajo del 20%, marcada atrofia de medula osea, timo y bolsa de Fabricio.
Following transport to the laboratory and storage in the dark at 4 [degrees] C for a maximum of 48 h, [S[O.sub.4].sup.2-] (turbidimetric method), Ca (EDTA titrimetric method), [N[O.sub.3].sup.-] (ultraviolet spectrophotometric method), hardness (EDTA + eriochrome black T method), [N[O.sub.2].sup.-1] (sulfanilic acid + naftil-etilendiamina [NED], spectrophotometric method), [N[H.sub.4].sup.+] (nesslerization method), FRP (filtrable reactive phosphate, by the ascorbic acid method), suspended matter (Millipore filters), and COD (chemical oxygen demand, consumption of KMn[O.sub.4], 10 min) were determined as per American Public Health Association (APHA 1985) standard methods.
As for the agar spread, it was devoid of all growth, and what caused my emotion was that in a flash I understood: what caused my clear spots was in fact an invisible microbe, a filtrable virus, but a virus parasitic on bacteria.
He did not know what it might be, so he simply called it a filtrable virus (virus is the Latin word for "poison").