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peritectic

[per-i-tek-tik]
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adjective Physical Chemistry.
  1. of or noting the phase intermediate between a solid and the liquid that results from the melting of the solid.

Origin of peritectic

1920–25; peri- + Greek tēktikós able to dissolve, akin to tḗkein to melt
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