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milliequivalent

[mil-ee-i-kwiv-uh-luh nt]
noun
  1. a unit of measure, applied to electrolytes, that expresses the combining power of a substance. Abbreviation: mEq
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Origin of milliequivalent

First recorded in 1925–30; milli- + equivalent
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milliequivalent in Medicine

milliequivalent

(mĭl′ē-ĭ-kwĭvə-lənt)
n.
  1. One thousandth (10-3) of a gram equivalent of a chemical element, an ion, a radical, or a compound.
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