- The definition of aliquot is of a part of medicine or chemicals, or a number that divides another number evenly.
- An example of something aliquot is a part of penicillin.
- An example of something aliquot is the number 2 to the number 6.
- Aliquot means a part of a chemical or medicine, or a number that evenly divides another number.
- An example of an aliquot is a portion of DayQuil.
- An example of an aliquot is the number 4 to the number 16.
- designating or of a portion, part, or sample of a chemical, medicine, etc.
- Math. designating a part of a number that divides the number evenly and leaves no remainder: 8 is an aliquot part of 24
Origin of aliquotFrench aliquote, probably via Medieval Latin aliquota (fem.) ; from Classical Latin aliquot, some, several ; from alius, other + quot, how many
Origin of aliquotLatin aliquot, a number of, several : alius, some; see al-1 in Indo-European roots + quot, how many; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.
- Contained in the whole an integral number of times;
- (chemistry, biotechnology) a portion of a total amount of a solution or suspension.
(third-person singular simple present aliquots, present participle aliquoting, simple past and past participle aliquoted)
- (slang, chemistry, biotechnology) to separate a volume of solution or suspension into aliquots.
The verb form of aliquot is very commonly used in informal scientific jargon, but has not been fully accepted in formal usage.