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aliquant

adjective al·i·quant \ˈaləˌkwänt, -kwənt\

Definition of aliquant

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at else, — more at quantity


First Known Use: 1695


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aliquant

noun al·i·quant \ˈaləˌkwänt, -kwənt\

Definition of aliquant

plural

-s

  1. :  an aliquant part(see 1aliquant) 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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Circa 1721

First Known Use of aliquant

circa 1721


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