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[lik-wi-duh s] /ˈlɪk wɪ dəs/
noun, Physical Chemistry
(on a graph of temperature versus composition) the curve connecting the temperatures at which a liquid solution is in equilibrium with its vapor and with the solid solution.
Compare solidus2
1900-05; < Latin; see liquid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In a ternary system the locus of all points on the liquidus of constant temperature.
liquidus in Science
The minimum temperature at which all components of a mixture (such as an alloy) can be in a liquid state. Below the liquidus the mixture will be partly or entirely solid. See illustration at eutectic. Compare solidus.
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