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azeotrope

[uh-zee-uh-trohp, ey-zee-] /əˈzi əˌtroʊp, ˈeɪ zi-/
noun, Physical Chemistry
1.
any liquid mixture having constant minimum and maximum boiling points and distilling off without decomposition and in a fixed ratio, as isopropyl alcohol and water.
Origin of azeotrope
1910-1915
1910-15; a-6 + Greek (ein) to boil + -o- + -trope
Related forms
azeotropic
[ey-zee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌeɪ zi əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
azeotropy
[ey-zee-o-truh-pee] /ˌeɪ ziˈɒ trə pi/ (Show IPA),
azeotropism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for azeotrope

azeotrope

/əˈziːəˌtrəʊp/
noun
1.
a mixture of liquids that boils at a constant temperature, at a given pressure, without change of composition
Derived Forms
azeotropic (ˌeɪzɪəˈtrɒpɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from a-1 + zeo-, from Greek zein to boil + -trope
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azeotrope in Medicine

azeotrope a·ze·o·trope (ə-zē'ə-trōp', ā'zē-)
n.
A liquid mixture of two or more substances that retains the same composition in the vapor state as in the liquid state when distilled or partially evaporated under a certain pressure.


a'ze·o·trop'ic (a'zē-ə-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk) adj.
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