isochore

[ahy-suh-kawr]

noun

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

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