[ ahy-suh-kawr ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌkɔr /


Physics. Also i·so·chor. Also called isometric, isometric line. for a given substance, a curve graphing temperature against pressure, when the volume of the substance is held constant.
Genetics. a large stretch of DNA with a high degree of uniformity in its base pairs.

Nearby words

  1. isocephalic,
  2. isoceraunic,
  3. isochasm,
  4. isocheim,
  5. isochor,
  6. isochromatic,
  7. isochromatophil,
  8. isochromosome,
  9. isochron,
  10. isochronal

Origin of isochore

iso- + -chor < Greek chṓra place, land

Related formsi·so·chor·ic [ahy-suh-kawr-ik, -kor-] /ˌaɪ səˈkɔr ɪk, -ˈkɒr-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for isochor



/ (ˈaɪsəʊˌkɔː) /


a line on a graph showing the variation of the temperature of a fluid with its pressure, when the volume is kept constant
Derived Formsisochoric, adjective

Word Origin for isochor

C19: from iso- + Greek khōros place, space

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