isopycnic

adjective
iso·​pyc·​nic | \ ˌī-sō-ˈpik-nik How to pronounce isopycnic (audio) \

Definition of isopycnic

1 : of, relating to, or marked by equal or constant density
2 : being or produced by a technique (such as centrifugation) in which the components of a mixture are separated on the basis of differences in density

First Known Use of isopycnic

circa 1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for isopycnic

is- + Greek pyknos dense

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The first known use of isopycnic was circa 1890

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“Isopycnic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isopycnic. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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isopycnic

adjective
iso·​pyc·​nic | \ ˌī-sō-ˈpik-nik How to pronounce isopycnic (audio) \

Medical Definition of isopycnic

1 : of, relating to, or marked by equal or constant density
2 : being or produced by a technique (as centrifugation) in which the components of a mixture are separated on the basis of differences in density

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