[al-i-kwuh t]
  1. Mathematics. forming an exact proper divisor: An aliquot part of 15 is 5.
  2. Chemistry, Pharmacology. comprising a known fraction of a whole and constituting a sample: an aliquot quantity of acid for analysis.
  1. an aliquot part.

Origin of aliquot

1560–70; < Latin, equivalent to ali- some other + quot as many as Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for aliquot


  1. maths of, signifying, or relating to an exact divisor of a quantity or number3 is an aliquot part of 12 Compare aliquant
  2. consisting of equal quantitiesthe sample was divided into five aliquot parts
  1. an aliquot part

Word Origin for aliquot

C16: from Latin: several, a few
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aliquot in Medicine


[ălĭ-kwŏt′, -kwət]
  1. A portion of the whole, especially one of two or more samples of something that have the same volume or weight.
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