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isopiestic

[ahy-soh-pahy-es-tik]
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adjective
  1. of or noting equal pressure; isobaric.
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Origin of isopiestic

1870–75; iso- + Greek piest(ós) compressible (verbid of piézein to press) + -ic
Related formsi·so·pi·es·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for isopiestic

isopiestic

adjective
  1. a line on a map connecting places with equal ground water pressure
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Derived Formsisopiestically, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from iso- + Greek piestos compressible, from piezein to press
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