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azeotrope

noun azeo·trope \ˈā-zē-ə-ˌtrōp\

Definition of AZEOTROPE

:  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

azeotrope

noun azeo·trope \ā-ˈzē-ə-ˌtrōp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AZEOTROPE

:  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
azeo·tro·pic \-ˌzē-ə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträp-ik\ adjective

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