partial pressure

noun

Definition of partial pressure

:the pressure exerted by a (specified) component in a mixture of gases

First Known Use of partial pressure

1857


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partial pressure

noun

medical Definition of partial pressure

:the pressure exerted by a (specified) component in a mixture of gases

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