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aliquot

[al-i-kwuh t] /ˈæl ɪ kwət/
adjective
1.
Mathematics. forming an exact proper divisor:
An aliquot part of 15 is 5.
2.
Chemistry, Pharmacology. comprising a known fraction of a whole and constituting a sample:
an aliquot quantity of acid for analysis.
noun
3.
an aliquot part.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin, equivalent to ali- some other + quot as many as
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Examples for aliquot
  • Using vice grips with taped jaws, crimp the hinges of the aliquot vials to ensure proper closure.
  • Discrete sampling may be flow proportioned either by varying the time interval between each aliquot or the volume of each aliquot.
  • The moisture aliquot is dried and weighed again to achieve both a wet and a dry weight.
  • Blot dry, immerse in a fresh aliquot of sample, and read pH.
  • The aliquot volume is adjusted according to the algal population density and turbidity of the sample.
British Dictionary definitions for aliquot

aliquot

/ˈælɪˌkwɒt/
adjective
1.
(maths) of, signifying, or relating to an exact divisor of a quantity or number 3 is an aliquot part of 12 Compare aliquant
2.
consisting of equal quantities the sample was divided into five aliquot parts
noun
3.
an aliquot part
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: several, a few
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aliquot in Medicine

aliquot al·i·quot (āl'ĭ-kwŏt', -kwət)
n.
A portion of the whole, especially one of two or more samples of something that have the same volume or weight.

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