|—n , pl -di|
|1.||a technical name for slash|
|2.||a gold coin of the Byzantine empire|
|[C14: from Late Latin solidus (nummus) a gold coin (from solidus solid); in Medieval Latin, solidus referred to a shilling and was indicated by a long s, which ultimately became the virgule]|
|solidus (sŏl'ĭ-dəs) Pronunciation Key
Plural solidi (sŏl'ĭ-dī')
The maximum temperature at which all components of a mixture (such as an alloy) can be in a solid state. Above the solidus some or all of the mixture will be in a liquid state. See illustration at eutectic. Compare liquidus.