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[ee-duhkt] /ˈi dʌkt/
something educed; eduction.
Chemistry. a substance extracted from a mixture, as distinguished from a product.
Origin of educt
1790-1800; < Latin ēductum something educed, noun use of neuter of ēductus educed (past participle of ēdūcere to educe), equivalent to ē- e-1 + -duc- lead + -tus past participle suffix Unabridged
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  • Still, such ethnology as this supplies is an educt from the works in question, rather than their subject.

    Man and His Migrations R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • It regards every organised being as generated by one of like kind, either as an educt or a product.

  • To sum up, it seems to the writer that the poison of loco is a product, and not an educt.

    Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease Albert Cornelius Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for educt


a substance separated from another substance without chemical change Compare product (sense 4)
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ēductus; see educe
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