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peritectic

[per-i-tek-tik] /ˌpɛr ɪˈtɛk tɪk/
adjective, Physical Chemistry.
1.
of or noting the phase intermediate between a solid and the liquid that results from the melting of the solid.
Origin of peritectic
1920-1925
1920-25; peri- + Greek tēktikós able to dissolve, akin to tḗkein to melt
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