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milliequivalent

[mil-ee-i-kwiv-uh-luh nt] /ˈmɪl i ɪˈkwɪv ə lənt/
noun
1.
a unit of measure, applied to electrolytes, that expresses the combining power of a substance.
Abbreviation: mEq.
Origin of milliequivalent
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; milli- + equivalent
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milliequivalent in Medicine

milliequivalent mil·li·e·quiv·a·lent (mĭl'ē-ĭ-kwĭv'ə-lənt)
n.

Abbr. mEq, meq One thousandth (10-3) of a gram equivalent of a chemical element, an ion, a radical, or a compound.

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