[ mil-ee-i-kwiv-uh-luh nt ]
/ ˈmɪl i ɪˈkwɪv ə lənt /


a unit of measure, applied to electrolytes, that expresses the combining power of a substance. Abbreviation: mEq

Origin of milliequivalent

First recorded in 1925–30; milli- + equivalent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for milliequivalent


[ mĭl′ē-ĭ-kwĭvə-lənt ]


One thousandth (10-3) of a gram equivalent of a chemical element, an ion, a radical, or a compound.
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