adjective peri·tec·tic \¦perə¦tektik\

Definition of peritectic

  1. :  taking place between the solid phases and the still unsolidified portions of the liquid melt

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Origin and Etymology of peritectic

peri- + Greek tēktikos able to dissolve, from tēktos molten, capable of being dissolved (from tēkein to melt) + -ikos -ic — more at thaw

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to cast off or become cast off

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