filterable

filterable
fil·ter·able also fil·tra·ble 'fil-t(ə-)rə-bəl adj capable of being filtered or of passing through a filter
fil·ter·abil·i·ty .fil-t(ə-)rə-'bil-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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fil·ter·a·ble (filґtər-ə-bəl) capable of passing through the pores of a filter; usually referring to living infectious agents (i.e., viruses) able to pass through a filter that retains the usual pathogenic bacteria.

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