stoichiometric

[ stoi-kee-uh-me-trik ]
/ ˌstɔɪ ki əˈmɛ trɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

of or relating to stoichiometry.
pertaining to or involving substances that are in the exact proportions required for a given reaction.

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Sometimes stoi·chi·o·met·ri·cal.

Origin of stoichiometric

1890–95; < Greek stoicheîo(n) component (akin to stíchos stich1) + metric2

OTHER WORDS FROM stoichiometric

stoi·chi·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb

Words nearby stoichiometric

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Example sentences from the Web for stoichiometric

  • Now, it is at once evident that if matter be so constituted, the stoichiometric laws must necessarily follow.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern|H. Stanley Redgrove

British Dictionary definitions for stoichiometric

stoichiometric

stoicheiometric or stoechiometric

/ (ˌstɔɪkɪəˈmɛtrɪk) /

adjective chem

concerned with, involving, or having the exact proportions for a particular chemical reactiona stoichiometric mixture
(of a compound) having its component elements present in the exact proportions indicated by its formula
of or concerned with stoichiometry

Word Origin for stoichiometric

C19: see stoichiometry
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