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equivalent

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adjective equiv·a·lent \-lənt\

Medical Definition of equivalent

  1. 1:  corresponding or virtually identical especially in effect or function <drugs that are therapeutically equivalent>

  2. 2:  having the same chemical combining capacity <equivalent quantities of two elements>




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equivalent

noun equiv·a·lent

Medical Definition of equivalent

  1. 1a:  the relative weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element :  the atomic weight divided by the valenceb:  the relative weight of a radical or compound that combines with a given weight of an element, radical, or compound; especially :  the weight of a compound that reacts with one equivalent of a given chemical element

  2. 2:  a psychopathological symptom replacing the usual one in a given disorder <a twilight state may be an epileptic equivalent>





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