al·​i·​quant | \ ˈaləˌkwänt, -kwənt\

Definition of aliquant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being a part of a number or quantity but not dividing it without leaving a remainder 5 is an aliquant part of 16 opposed to aliquot


\ ˈaləˌkwänt, -kwənt\
plural -s

Definition of aliquant (Entry 2 of 2)

: an aliquant part(see aliquant entry 1) To avoid such contamination, sequential passaging of virus strains should be avoided, when possible, by dividing an early passage into aliquants to be used as seed virus in future experiments.— Carita Savolainen, Lancet, 5 Apr. 2003

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First Known Use of aliquant


1695, in the meaning defined above


circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aliquant


from (assumed) Medieval Latin or New Latin aliquantus (as in—assumed—pars aliquanta aliquant part), from Latin, some, moderate, from alius some, other + quantus how great, how much,

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