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  1. something educed; eduction.
  2. Chemistry. a substance extracted from a mixture, as distinguished from a product.
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Origin of educt

1790–1800; < Latin ēductum something educed, noun use of neuter of ēductus educed (past participle of ēdūcere to educe), equivalent to ē- e-1 + -duc- lead + -tus past participle suffix
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Historical Examples

  • Still, such ethnology as this supplies is an educt from the works in question, rather than their subject.

    Man and His Migrations

    R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham

  • It regards every organised being as generated by one of like kind, either as an educt or a product.

  • To sum up, it seems to the writer that the poison of loco is a product, and not an educt.

British Dictionary definitions for educt


  1. a substance separated from another substance without chemical changeCompare product (def. 4)
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin ēductus; see educe
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