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mixture

 [miks´chur]
a combination of different drugs or ingredients, as a fluid with other fluids or solids, or of a solid with a liquid.

mix·ture

(miks'chŭr),
1. A mutual incorporation of two or more substances, without chemical union, the physical characteristics of each of the components being retained. A mechanical mixture is a mixture of particles or masses distinguishable as such under the microscope or in other ways; a physical mixture is a more intimate mixture of molecules, as in the case of gases and many solutions.
2. In chemistry, a mingling together of two or more substances without the occurrence of a reaction by which they would lose their individual properties, that is, without permanent gain or loss of electrons.
3. In pharmacy, a preparation, consisting of a liquid holding an insoluble medicinal substance in suspension by means of acacia, sugar, or some other viscid material.
[L. mixtura or mistura]

mixture

/mix·ture/ (miks´cher) a combination of different drugs or ingredients, as a fluid with other fluids or solids, or of a solid with a liquid.

mixture

[miks′chər]
Etymology: L, miscere, to mix
1 a substance composed of ingredients that are not chemically combined and do not necessarily occur in a fixed proportion.
2 (in pharmacology) a liquid containing one or more medications in suspension. The proportions of the ingredients are specific to each mixture. Compare compound, solution. See also mistura.

mix·ture

(miks'chŭr)
1. A mutual incorporation of two or more substances, without chemical union, and with the physical characteristics of each of the components being retained. A mechanical mixture is a mixture of particles or masses distinguishable as such under the microscope or in other ways; a physical mixture is a more intimate mixture of molecules, as in the case of gases and many solutions.
2. chemistry a mingling of two or more substances without the occurrence of a reaction by which they would lose their individual properties, i.e., without permanent gain or loss of electrons.
3. pharmacy a preparation consisting of a liquid holding an insoluble medicinal substance in suspension by means of acacia, sugar, or some other viscid material.
[L. mixtura or mistura]

mixture,

n a chemical substance containing more than one type of molecule. The components of a mixture may be separated through physical means.

mix·ture

(miks'chŭr)
A mutual incorporation of two or more substances, without chemical union, the physical characteristics of each component is retained. A mechanical mixture has particles or masses distinguishable as such under the microscope or in other ways; a physical mixture is a more intimate blending of molecules.
[L. mixtura or mistura ]

mixture

a combination of different drugs or ingredients, such as a fluid with other fluids or solids, or a solid with a liquid.
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