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azeotrope

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noun azeo·trope \ˈā-zē-ə-ˌtrōp\

Definition of azeotrope

  1. :  a liquid mixture that is characterized by a constant minimum or maximum boiling point which is lower or higher than that of any of the components



Origin of azeotrope

2a- + zeo- (from Greek zein to boil) + -trope something changed, from Greek tropos turn — more at yeast, trope


First Known Use: 1938


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azeotrope

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noun azeo·trope \ā-ˈzē-ə-ˌtrōp\

Medical Definition of azeotrope

  1. :  a liquid mixture that is characterized by a constant minimum or maximum boiling point which is lower or higher than that of any of the components and that distills without change in composition

azeotropic \-ˌzē-ə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträp-ik\play play adjective



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