a liquid mixture that maintains a constant boiling point and that produces a vapor of the same composition as the mixture
Origin of azeotropefrom a- + Classical Greek zein, to boil (see yeast) + -trope
A liquid mixture of two or more substances that boils at a constant characteristic temperature lower or higher than any of its components and that retains the same composition in the vapor state as in the liquid state.
Origin of azeotropea- 1Greek zein to boil ; see zeolite . Greek -tropos turning ; see -tropous .
From Ancient Greek α- (a-, “no”) + ζέειν (zeein, “to boil”) + τρόπος (tropos, “state”).