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stoichiometric

[stoi-kee-uh-me-trik] /ˌstɔɪ ki əˈmɛ trɪk/
adjective, Chemistry.
1.
of or relating to stoichiometry.
2.
pertaining to or involving substances that are in the exact proportions required for a given reaction.
Sometimes, stoichiometrical.
Origin of stoichiometric
1890-1895
1890-95; < Greek stoicheîo(n) component (akin to stíchos stich1) + metric2
Related forms
stoichiometrically, adverb
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  • Now, it is at once evident that if matter be so constituted, the stoichiometric laws must necessarily follow.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern H. Stanley Redgrove
British Dictionary definitions for stoichiometric

stoichiometric

/ˌstɔɪkɪəˈmɛtrɪk/
adjective (chem)
1.
concerned with, involving, or having the exact proportions for a particular chemical reaction: a stoichiometric mixture
2.
(of a compound) having its component elements present in the exact proportions indicated by its formula
3.
of or concerned with stoichiometry
Word Origin
C19: see stoichiometry
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