eutectic

adjective
eu·​tec·​tic | \ yü-ˈtek-tik How to pronounce eutectic (audio) \

Definition of eutectic

1 of an alloy or solution : having the lowest melting point possible
2 : of or relating to a eutectic alloy or solution or its melting or freezing point

Other Words from eutectic

eutectic noun
eutectoid \ yü-​ˈtek-​ˌtȯid How to pronounce eutectic (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of eutectic

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for eutectic

Greek eutēktos easily melted, from eu- + tēktos melted, from tēkein to melt — more at thaw

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The first known use of eutectic was in 1884

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“Eutectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eutectic. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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eutectic

adjective
eu·​tec·​tic | \ yu̇-ˈtek-tik How to pronounce eutectic (audio) \

Medical Definition of eutectic

1 of an alloy or solution : having the lowest melting point possible
2 : of or relating to a eutectic alloy or solution or its melting or freezing point

Other Words from eutectic

eutectic noun

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