[ al-i-kwuh t ]
/ ˈæl ɪ kwət /


Mathematics. forming an exact proper divisor: An aliquot part of 15 is 5.
Chemistry, Pharmacology. comprising a known fraction of a whole and constituting a sample: an aliquot quantity of acid for analysis.


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. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for aliquot

/ (ˈælɪˌkwɒt) /


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


an aliquot part

Word Origin for aliquot

C16: from Latin: several, a few
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Medicine definitions for aliquot

[ ălĭ-kwŏt′, -kwət ]


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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