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aliquant

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

Definition of aliquant

: 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,


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aliquant

noun \ ˈaləˌkwänt , -kwənt \

Definition of aliquant

plural -s
: 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 SavolainenLancet5 Apr. 2003

First Known Use of aliquant

circa 1721


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